Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Wampire - The Hearse
Wampire - I Can't See Why

In spite of the silly name and godawful accompanying cover artwork, the Wampire sound is infectiously upbeat and bouncy with hints of sci-fi and surf-rock and twangy guitar riff goodness - quite delightful, actually - and it's not hard to spot the similarities/influences of fellow Portlander acts Starfucker and Unknown Mortal Orchestra within the synth-driven dance party pop and/or ├╝ber-catchy hooks and/or psych sounds on Curiosity, with a little bit (lots) of extra pipe organ tossed in, for good measure.

Curiosity is available courtesy of Polyvinyl