Warpaint - "Billie Holiday"
They’ve got a lush, classic cool sound that is both deep and ethereal. What strikes me about the band is that the real magic for them only started 7 years after they formed, when they began building their own music from the ground up. They bring their power to their music, and though always subtle the confidence shines through.
Warpaint's style has been characterized as art rock, dream pop and psychedelic rock. NME has described their style as "intermittently emerging from plaintive moods into harder rocking, they play expansive, lushly-harmonic psych-rock songs with enough time-changes to satisfy even the most beardy prog-rock bong-tokers". They have been compared to Cocteau Twins, Joni Mitchell, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Other influences include Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and Public Image Ltd.The band has also cited hip-hop as an influence of their work. Two songs have been named after their favorite rappers -- "Biggy" and "Dre".
So today, in a dreamy haze, I choose Warpaint’s “Billie Holiday” as my, dream on, hold up, get out, song for, wake up to the light, shut down the dark, hold on to every bright color you can, Monday.