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[phlipcam video] Warpaint @ the Paradise

Last summer, when the much buzzed about triple-bill of Beach Fossils, Javelin, and Warpaint rolled through Great Scott, the preeminent feeling was that all three of the night's bands were about to blow up. Of the three, it currently seems as if WARPAINT are most dead set on making that premonition true. Since the aforementioned August show, they have released a critically exalted debut LP and have made two more stops in our fair city, including a nearly sold-out Paradise gig this past Tuesday. Above is a phlipcam'd video of "Composure" off said album. Apologies for the shitty quality. That's as close as I could get because it was just that damn crowded.

Their set was unsurprisingly focused on tracks from The Fool, kicking off with some of the slower-paced numbers and building to the heavy hitters. I know that much of their reputation is crafted around their half-asleep, jangly style, but it was the tunes where they fired off on all cylinders that really afforded a glimpse of how unbelievably talented each member is at their respective instruments. And when all four locked into a vocal harmony, it was pretty much otherworldly. During "Billie Holiday", they broke into an impromptu cover of Mary Wells' "My Guy" and I nearly OD'd on that warm, fuzzy feeling. Probably will have to wait for their next release to gauge exactly what the ceiling is for these gals, but I'd strongly suspect they'll be making another jump to an even larger capacity venue the next time they make their way through town. 

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The Paradise Rock Club, long one of Boston’s premier live-music venues, celebrated 25 years on the scene by opening the Paradise Lounge, a laid-back bar...

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