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Print Article AA The road can take some getting used to for a young garage band. For the ladies of Warpaint, the last seven weeks riding tour buses and airplanes across Australia, Japan, Europe and the U. The indie rock quartet were finishing up promoting their acclaimed debut album from last year, the elegantly frayed and understated The Fool. They had never been away quite so long. Singer-guitarist Emily Kokal was proud to consume fewer "toxins" on this trip, but Theresa Wayman was feeling crowded.
Wayman's five-year-old son, named after the distant star Sirius B, just started first grade. They are warm and chatty, like friends catching up over lunch. It was here that Aussie drummer Stella Mozgawa first agreed to join the locally-based outfit the others were lifelong friendsstepping away from life as an in-demand session and touring musician. She was ready to struggle and starve for art and rock 'n' roll, if that's what it took to be a full partner in Warpaint.
Now I feel like I'm going to be much more conscious of what I put into an album, because it's going to be dictating the next two years of my life.
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Critics and indie tastemakers have since raved about Warpaint's intimate waves of sound, equal parts delicate folk and postpunk clang. Theresa and I would just hang out with him. Shannyn [Sossamon]Jenn, Theresa and I were kind of friends and decided to play together one day, and it was really fun and really easy.
There was something unspoken and very cool. So Warpaint technically took form during that one session? It was just to get together and play music. I think we played the same thing for two hours, but nobody got sick of it.
We were all relating on the same level and it was so fun that we just wanted to keep going. Did any of the songs from that session make it onto your EP?
Yes, several of the songs. We had this other song that was never recorded because it was just an instrumental.
We used to make a lot of instrumental songs and nobody would ever know what to sing over them. You and Theresa are from Oregon. I understand that you met each other in choir class back in junior high. Can you tell me a little bit about your relationship with her? I had moved from California and I was new to Oregon.
I just instantly knew that I wanted to be friends with her. I think we just felt that. When we graduated high school, we moved to New York together.
Meeting her in that moment was awesome for me — it changed my life. I think we also have a healthy competition. She was really creative and I was really creative and we just matched speeds and helped each other grow. We both played a little on our own, but a really good part of what goes into the music is the history we have and the understanding we have of each other — just like helping raise each other.
How does Jenny fit in the mix? She just fits like a glove! I met her when I was 19 in LA.
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It was kind of a similar thing when I met her. We became friends and then she met Theresa. It was just really natural. I hear sometimes that during recording sessions things can be tense.
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And, ultimately, when we really like something, everybody likes it. Things come out when we have the chance to work on it. You guys are going to release a full-length album in the Spring of Will it all be new material or are you going to put anything from the EP onto the LP?