CMU Approved

Approved: Warpaint – Love Is To Die

By | Published on Wednesday 30 October 2013


Approved once, twice, and now thrice, all-time CMU favourites Warpaint have at last come back with an answer to 2010’s ‘The Fool’, tolling new noise via new single ‘Love Is To Die’.

With its light, coltish guitar lines and the part-grave, part-giddy air to its stickpin lyric (“Love is to die/Love is to not die/Love is to dance”) it’s hardly a radical change for the band, whose might has always been in finding that kind of nuance, that duality, in big, universal themes (which don’t come a lot more infinite, or everyday, than love and death).

‘Love Is To Die’ is fastened to a new LP, also named ‘Warpaint’, which is set for release on 20 Jan 2014. Warpaint play live at London’s Brixton Academy tonight, moving on to Pitchfork Festival Paris tomorrow.