Warehouse has a nostalgically wonderful beginning — two of their members first met in elementary band class and would eventually reconnect at a house party to form the band. It’s a pleasant origin story for the group of pals, self-described as “classic Americana futurism”. Since that faithful reunion, Warehouse has been hard at working touring and recording, drawing from a multitude of influences to make its brand of art-punk. Though they were locally recognized for a couple of years, their jump into national attention occurred in 2013 when Deerhunter‘s Bradford Cox listed them amongst his Best of 2013 on Pitchfork.
In the midst of this wave of hype, the band released their debut album, Tesseract, on Bayonet Records, a label started by Beach Fossils front man Dustin Payseur . The LP showcases vocalist Elaine Edenfield’s gritty, ghoulish vocal style over crashing drums and hard-strummed, but colorful guitars — a combination that’s quick to build musical tension before relieving it beautifully. The sound evokes the post-punk aesthetic of the past without losing their new-wave sensibilities and desire to forge their own way. In their review, Exploding in Sound called the album “a graceful excursion through dissimilar influences, all coalesced in a knotty, barbed package.”
Give a listen to the gruff-but-poppy “Omission” here:
Warehouse will be at the 40 Watt on June 27th as a part of AthFest 2015!