If Thrice had a lovechild with Neck Deep
If mewithoutYou was featured on every Paramore song
If 2000’s conscious pop punk rock grew up
FFO: Movements, Stand Atlantic, Mayday Parade, PVRIS, Jimmy Eat World
12 tracks / In Mastering / Vinyl designed for PO
Disassociate, the debut full-length from Richmond, VA quintet Wine & Warpaint, is an ambitious, rhapsodic introduction to the band’s signature blend of big hooks, punk edge, and wall of sound energy. Honed over three EPs and a covid cover album, the 12 track LP makes full use of the band’s musical breadth that led them to be recognized in 2021 as winners of the Player Plus Studio Sessions: Powered by Fender, where they were selected by a celebrity panel of music legends and executives as one of the 26 best unsigned bands in the world.
The album kicks off with the aggressive opener “The View’s So Good With Your Head in the Ground” that features an extended spoken word outro, setting the tone for the album’s left-of-center pop punk approach. The if-it-ain’t-broke straight-up rock energy of “Bad Nihilist” gives way to the modern emo pop stylings of “Bring Me Back” that would be right at home as a Bring Me the Horizon b-side. The Thrice-esque time signature change over screamed vocals in “Shattered” immediately segueing into the introspective duet “Is It Over” in some way gives credence to the genre-bending orchestral finisher “Synchrony”, if anything by setting the stage to expect the the unexpected.
Player Plus Studio Sessions: Powered by Fender
Selected by a celebrity panel of music legends and executives
as one of the 26 best unsigned bands in the world
Won free studio time at Flux Studios in NYC, a mixing credit, a free Player Plus Precision Bass, and a consultation with Ari Herstand, author of How to Make It in the New Music Business
Additional write ups on the program: Fender / Music Radar / Guitar.com / Mixdown / Dublin Live / Notion / Guitar World / Dummy / Audio Media International / etc.
HALF TO LIFE
Directed by Caleb Gritsko
YOU’RE NOT ALONE (SAOSIN COVER)
Self-Produced Quarantine Cover
LIVE AT THE CANAL CLUB
45 Minute Set
Individual song clips below
HALF TO LIFE
ANYTHING AT ALL
Stripped back, reflective
TAKE ME HOME (PHIL COLLINS COVER)
Wine & Warpaint navigates an interior world decimated by loss, deconstruction, and depression while maintaining a paradoxical commitment to hope and optimism. Their signature blend of big hooks, punk edge, and wall-of-sound energy led to them being recognized as winners of the Player Plus Studio Sessions: Powered by Fender, where they were selected by a celebrity panel of music legends and executives as one of the 26 best unsigned bands in the world. A one-man-band in the studio, frontman Brandon O’Neill is joined live by Taylor Bess, Colleen Christman, Hunter Glotz, and Hannah Haupt.