Watch the trailer for Chris Cunningham’s upcoming documentary on Warpaint

Completely bonkers video director teases his film about the LA band, filmed over a two-year period.


Chris Cunningham, the experimental filmmaker best known for his hilarious and often disturbing music videos for the likes of Aphex Twin and Björk, has helmed a new documentary about Warpaint.

The collaboration has been on the cards for a while, with Cunningham even creating the artwork for the LA rock band's new, self-titled album, but up until now you've only been able to imagine what the final product might look like, but with the release of a new trailer today, you can now get a glimpse of how it'll look.

Titled Love Is To Die after the lead single from the LA rock band's new, self-titled album, the documentary was shot over a two-year period, with Cunningham documenting the writing and recording process of their new album, focusing especially on the month-long period that the band rented a house at Joshua Tree National Park to record the album. Cunningham is married to Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg, so it's likely he had the sort of intimate access to the sessions that your standard filmmaker wouldn't.

Given that it's a talent as bonkers as Cunningham making it, don't expect this to be a limp puff piece like other recent documentaries about musicians. The film promises remixed versions of songs from Warpaint's new album by Cunningham himself. No word on its release date, but watch this space.

Warpaint's new album is out in the UK today – you can read Dummy's review of it here, and check out our interview with the band's Theresa Wayman here.

Rough Trade released 'Warpaint' on January 20th 2014.