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 “Wizard Staff” — it’s a whimsical depiction of two goofy detectives on the hunt for a wizard who is running rampant around Portland, OR. Directed by Robbie Auspurger, the video shows the two founding members of Wampire, Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps, searching high and low for the wizard after receiving a generous ransom offer from a pretty lady. The video parodies the melodrama of a classic detective story: the detective(s) who can’t sleep or eat until the mystery is solved or the suspect is found. Will the two detectives find the wizard, or will their tomfoolery ultimately get in the way of their goal? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Bazaar is out now via Polyvinyl Record Co.