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Watch: Teaser Trailer For Chris Cunningham's Documentary On L.A. Rockers Warpaint

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by Charlie Schmidlin
January 21, 2014 5:37 PM
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Today marks the return of L.A. rockers Warpaint with their sophomore self-titled album, a ten-song blend of slinky, bass-driven jams, and it’s certainly been long-awaited—their first record of came out in 2010. That same year also held the last music video work from the deliciously twisted British director Chris Cunningham (“New York Is Killing Me” by Gil-Scott Heron), but thankfully he’s stepped back into the spotlight as well, by crafting a documentary and music video combo surrounding Warpaint and their new tunes.

The creative mind behind videos such as Aphex Twin’s “Come To Daddy,” Portishead’s “Only You,” and “Sheena is a Parasite” by The Horrors, Cunningham is a director remarkably consistent in giving each project that he tackles a unique spin. For his work with Warpaint, he spent over two years with the band—comprised of founding trio Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, and Jenny Lee Lindberg—as they wrote, rehearsed, and recorded their latest album. And now a new documentary aims to explore that process, as well as offer reimagined music videos for each track.

Showcasing elements from both the documentary and music videos, a new clip (via Pitchfork) uses Warpaint’s new single “Love Is To Die” to confirm that Cunningham’s mysterious sensibilities are well and present once more, but this time mixed with an intimate look into the established band’s dynamic. It’s bound to be an interesting result; no release date set yet, but check out the new clip below in the meantime.

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  • Anonymouse | January 21, 2014 5:58 PMReply

    boggles my mind why this particular talented director does not pursue or has not been hired to direct features. been following his progress for years, from directing music vids to shorts to creating robots for stanley kubrick to that aborted attempt at making Neuromancer into a film years ago. i guess only he can hear his drummer.

  • bohmer | January 22, 2014 1:12 PM

    asking myself the same question. i guess he doesn't care about the business stuff. he seems to just hang around and creating form time to time. he probably need to forever do what the f*** he wants without reshaping himself to a particular medium. sadly, his glory days are in the 90's and i guess he does not have any hype going for him. someone please get him and megan ellison in a room somewhere.

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