On Thursday night in Atlanta, LA dream-pop/psych-rock band Warpaint played their first US set since returning from their European tour and a final overseas set in Iceland. They arrived in the USA on Tuesday, Election Day. There's got to be some irony to that, but I can't think of anything to say about it.
Here are some pics of their set and of the opening acts.
It took Terminal West about four or five songs before they got the sound mix right, but once that got fixed, Warpaint took off with a great set. They didn't end their set as they traditionally have with an extended instrumental version of Elephants, but they did play the song late in their set and instead closed with a rousing version of New Song from their great new album, Head's Up. Other set highlights included Billie Holiday and Undertow, and they also played the hypnotic Disco somewhere in the set.
On a personal note, I'm still not in a very good mood after last week's election, and that may be the very reason that for the second show in a row, I was annoyed by what seemed a higher than usual number of assholes among the Terminal West audience.