ACL Live Shots

ACL Live Shots
Photo by John Anderson


Zilker Park, Oct. 10

The XX on the same stage some 18 hours earlier had meted out for the ocean masses a pointillistic 1980s minimalism running deep through the UK trio's national music heritage. To an initially tiny fraction of that number Sunday morning coming down (11:45am), L.A. foursome Warpaint practiced a similarly delicate sonic effusion. Evoking 1990s 4AD groups like Mojave 3 and Throwing Muses, the all-female quartet warmed up an atmospheric strum and bash. Dual guitar and vocal tandem Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman found oneness in the tom-tom time of drummer Stella Mozgawa on "Undertow," from Warpaint's upcoming full-length debut, The Fool. Wayman closed her eyes, gripped the mic, and, in a Hope Sandoval murmur, emoted with the bass drum molesting the audience's collective sternum. Meet indie rock's Gregorian chant. When bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg shuffled her string dance over to Wayman, the two undulated in unison like an inlet. A sole boosted tempo closed the morning dew set, a ruminating hip bump running headlong into a drum-and-bass breakdown. War cry.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Warpaint
SXSW 2014 Records
Warpaint (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, March 14, 2014

Phases & Stages
The Fool (Record Review)

Audra Schroeder, Oct. 29, 2010

More Music Reviews
Review: Holy Wave, <i>Five of Cups</i>
Review: Holy Wave, Five of Cups
Five of Cups (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Sept. 1, 2023

Review: The Bright Light Social Hour, <i>Emergency Leisure</i>
Review: The Bright Light Social Hour, Emergency Leisure
Emergency Leisure (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Aug. 4, 2023

More by Raoul Hernandez
Daniel Fears, Sydney Wright, AB6IX, and More Crucial Concerts
Daniel Fears, Sydney Wright, AB6IX, and More Crucial Concerts
Get out and get live

July 12, 2024

Caleb de Casper, Money Chicha, and More Crucial Concerts for the Week
Caleb de Casper, Money Chicha, and More Crucial Concerts for the Week
Classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and much more

July 5, 2024



One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle