"Feeling" is a word that comes to Lindberg's tongue easily and often. And it seems like the right kind of language to apply to the music she and her L.A.-based bandmates—singer-guitarists Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman and drummer Stella Mozgawa, whose permanent addition to the lineup brought an end to the band's rapid turnover behind the drum kit — make: dreamy, untamed, unstructured indie rock.
Warpaint arrive at their frequently six-minute songs less by any songwriting method than the absence of one. That is, it's not like they typically come up with a solid chorus hook then build around it. "We don't have a formula that we go by like a pop song," says Lindberg. "But I believe that when we are writing a song there's definitely abstract changes that happen. And I feel like each part is a hook, but it's almost like a hook of a different song that we somehow combined into one."
Warpaint play for free at Grimey's at 6 p.m., and at Mercy Lounge (for $12) with PVT & Family Band. Here's their video for "Undertow," a song that reminds me of another song, but only a little, and with another decade or so of influence beside: