Written about the jazz singer rather than the northern holiday this is a remarkable effort from the still unsigned L.A. girl (mostly) band Warpaint. Their ‘Exquisite Corpse’ EP slipped by almost unnoticed but on this form it will be a once only aberration. ‘Billie Holiday’ is a hauntingly beautiful effort, similar to Cat Power in its simplicity and allure it could yet make dragging on a cigarette sexy all over again. The music while certainly taking second place provides the perfect adornment for the barely spoken lyrics. Nearly 6 minutes of utter wonder. KD
Warpaint – Billie Holiday
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It’s good, even really good, but a little too similar to Cat Power and other indie girl voices these days. Kind of been done before and done a lot. Not just limited to style, even the lyrics are taken from another song.
Yep, you’re right (especially the lyrics) but it’s still pretty special.