Warpaint. What comes to your mind when you hear that word? If you can't pin one particular idea down, you're in the same boat as the band Warpaint. Heck, when I first of the group, I thought they'd be a massive-sounding metal band or a intense hardcore punk outift. Wrongo.
Here's the band's multi-layered explanation of the name (courtesy of Don't Panic)...
Theresa: Yeah, it means all of that to us. Native Americans or indigenous tribes might put on warpaint for dance, for theatre, for battle and women do it today. You can have warpaint on and it's not even actual paint, it's an expression that guards you or expresses something.
Emily: I think we settled on that name ultimately because it's so open. It has double meanings or triple meanings.
Theresa: Yeah, it’s everything from being completely defensive to being completely open and expressing yourself. And we all liked it, we actually all agreed on something.
Here's some other things to like about the band:
1) Their debut EP was produced by ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Fruisciante (solid pedigree right out of the gate - nice).
2) They have a theme song (or at least an eponymous song):
3) They have an immeasurable respect for pachyderms (sorta)...
4)... and they wear their DIY/punk-ethos hearts on their sleeves.
Sooooo... taking all of this into consideration, Warpaint is a great name for any band, especially for this one. Kudos, ladies.
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