Warpaint, Yellowbirds

Warpaint weaves intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between psychedelia and intimacy. Their self-titled second album, released earlier this year, is “the perfect backdrop for your next midnight séance or moonlit dance party.” (Rolling Stone) Brooklyn singer-guitarist-songwriter Sam Cohen’s Yellowbirds plays bracing rock ‘n’ roll and bubbling folk, drifting jangle and swiveling R&B with “an endearing raggedness, as though Cohen invited you into his living room.” (Pitchfork)