It has been two years since the L.A. indie-rock quartet Warpaint visited New York and three since they released their breakthrough LP, The Fool. That album played out like a fuzzy, familiar, occasionally avant-garde soundscape of melancholy moans, intricately textured rhythms, and all-around bittersweet melodies. When those elements worked together, it all added up to an enjoyably morose listening experience, one that seems to pour effortlessly from the group’s vocalist-guitarist frontwomen Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman. But more impressive is the way they pull off that delicate balance in a live setting, and their ability to make their sad songs sound fun at the same time. Tonight, they’ll likely play tracks from The Fool, but they’ve also promised to play some new numbers as well. It’s about time.
Tue., Oct. 1, 9 p.m., 2013