Exquisite Corpse (EP)

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Exquisite Corpse
EP by Warpaint
Released 2008 (self-release)
October 6, 2009 (U.S.)
December 7, 2009 (UK)
Recorded 2007[1]
Genre Experimental rock, art rock
Length 33:32
Label Manimal Vinyl
Producer Jacob Bercovici
Warpaint chronology
Exquisite Corpse
(2008)
The Fool
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Las Vegas Critics (8.4/10)[2]

Exquisite Corpse is the debut EP by American alternative rock band Warpaint, self-released in late 2008 and subsequently re-released on October 6, 2009 on Manimal Vinyl. Recorded in 2007, the EP was mixed by then-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and features current Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer performing drums on "Billie Holiday" and guitar on "Krimson".

Some of Exquisite Corpse's tracks had been in the band's live repertoire for over five years.[1]

Promotional music videos were produced for the tracks "Stars", "Elephants" and "Beetles".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Warpaint. "Billie Holiday" contains a portion of the song "My Guy", written by Smokey Robinson.

  1. "Stars" – 6:25
  2. "Elephants" – 4:44
  3. "Billie Holiday" – 6:44
  4. "Beetles" – 6:57
  5. "Burgundy" – 4:40
  6. "Krimson" – 4:02 (not included on original release)

Personnel[edit]

  • Jenny Lee Lindberg – bass
  • Emily Camille Kokal – guitar, vocals
  • Theresa Wayman – guitar, vocals, drums ("Krimson")
  • Shannon Marie Sossamon – drums, vocals
  • David Michael Orlando – drums ("Burgundy")
  • Josh Klinghoffer – drums ("Billie Holiday"), guitar ("Krimson")
  • John Frusciante – mellotron ("Billie Holiday") [uncredited]

Recording personnel[edit]

  • Jacob Bercovici – producer & engineer
  • John Frusciante – mixing
  • Adam Samuels – mixing

Artwork[edit]

  • Mia Cassidy Kirby

References[edit]