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The Leftovers, an excessively dark series that follows the lives of those left on Earth after an unexplained, Rapture-like event, just completed its first season on HBO. I chatted with the guys from Wampire about the first season, why hopelessness and unanswered questions can be so appealing, and what they hope to see in seaso… More »

A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May’s absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you’ll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the month’s best free MP3s, a 15-song Spotify playlist of May’s finest Spotify-enabled tracks, and to close it out, a 46-track Soundcloud… More »

Portland exports Wampire are a long time in the making. The duo, comprised of Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps, have been playing music together since they were in middle school — “we started jamming in 2001,” says Tinder — in their hometown Keizer, OR. While this is a lengthy amount of time to have under… More »

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Photos: Project Pabst 2015

Project Pabst took place this past weekend in Portland’s South Waterfront District, and the lineup boasted a collection of acts both young and old. Blondie,…
Stereogum | July 20, 2015 - 1:01 pm
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Wampire – “Wizard Staff” Video

At the end of July, we premiered "Wizard Staff," a single from Wampire's new album, Bazaar. Today Wampire released the video to go along with…
Ethan Jacobs | October 9, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Wampire – “The Amazing Heart Attack”

The queasy Portland indie-poppers Wampire, a 2013-vintage Band To Watch, seem poised to move away from their jokey roots on their new album Bazaar. Unknow…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Wampire – “Wizard Staff” (Stereogum Premiere)

When we named Wampire a Band To Watch last year, they were a jokey Portland two-piece that evolved from middle-school tomfoolery to twentysomething house-show hijinks.
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2014 - 11:09 am
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Wampire – “Giants” Video

We named Portland micro-psych duo Wampire a Band To Watch earlier this year. Since then, their Polyvinyl debut Curiosity has yielded videos for "Orchards" and…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Wampire – “The Hearse” Video

Earlier this year, the Portland indie-pop duo Wampire became a Band To Watch -- this, despite them being named "Wampire" and everything -- and released…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2013 - 11:44 am
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Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2013 Mix

This week, for the 237th time, our country tis of thee will celebrate its Miss Independence. Which means that this week, for the fourth time,…
Amrit Singh | July 3, 2013 - 2:09 pm
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Wampire – “Orchards” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

BTW alums Wampire release their debut full-length Curiosity today and have dropped a quirky clip for album cut "Orchards" in tandem. The video features the…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 14, 2013 - 12:42 pm
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Wampire – “Trains”

Portland psych-pop duo Wampire are a Band To Watch as of March 2013, and their debut album Curiosity drops in a couple of weeks. We've…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2013 - 10:49 am
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Photos: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Wampire @ Aladdin Theater, Portland 4/5/13

Unknown Mortal Orchestra played a homecoming show at Aladdin Theater in Portland over the weekend. Wrapping up their tour with fellow Oregonians and recent BTW
Stereogum | April 8, 2013 - 11:49 am

Wampire – “Spirit Forest”

On "Spirit Forest," Portland duo Wampire show how you can take a few simple elements and combine them to create something greater than its parts.
Miles Bowe | February 28, 2013 - 3:11 pm

Wampire – “The Hearse”

The Portland band Wampire traffic in the sort of queasy, staring-into-infinity indie-pop that's been proliferating ever since Ariel Pink became everyone's favorite influence to cite.
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2013 - 1:08 pm
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