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Watch: Wampire - “Wizard Staff” Video

Wiz Biz Private Investigators

Oct 10, 2014

Coinciding with the release of their brand new sophomore album Bazaar, Portland duo Wampire have premiered a music video for their lead single "Wizard Staff." More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring The Radio Dept., SBTRKT, Caribou, M83, and More

Plus New Tracks from How to Dress Well, James Yorkston, Electric Youth, Wampire, Phil Selway, Ex Cops, Mr. Twin Sister, Mono, Gardens & Villa, and Others

Sep 12, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by The Radio Dept., SBTRKT, Caribou, M83, How to Dress Well, James Yorkston, Electric Youth, Wampire, Phil Selway, Ex Cops, Mr. Twin Sister, Mono, Gardens & Villa, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Nov 29, 2013

This weekend, Utrecht, Netherlands is hosting the Le Guess Who? Festival. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

Premiere: Wampire Mixtape (Le Guess Who? Edition)

November 28-December 1 in Utrecht, Netherlands

Nov 20, 2013

Next week, Under the Radar will head over to The Netherlands to check out Le Guess Who? Festival. In honor of our trek, we asked a few of our favorite musicians performing at the festival to introduce us to a few of their favorite musicians via our ongoing mixtape project.  More

Nov 20, 2013

Wampire have paired a brand new music video with their latest Curiosity single "The Hearse." More

May 14, 2013

Today sees the release of Wampire's debut album Curiosity. More

Listen: Wampire - “Trains”

Debut LP Curiosity Out May 14

Apr 30, 2013

Rising Portland duo Wampire are poised to release their debut full-length Curiosity on May 14. More


Interviews

2014 Artist Survey: Wampire

Eric Phipps on Ferguson, the Ice Bucket Challenge, Mark Kozelek vs. The War on Drugs, and His Favorite Music Video as a Child

Dec 17, 2014

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

Wampire

What's in a Name?

Jul 26, 2013

Portland's Wampire is a band whose sound is not easy to define. Incorporating elements of '80s synth pop, psychedelic rock, soul, the occasional guitar squall, and even a bit of dance, the band's debut Curiosity plays like a mishmash of styles and genres, sometimes even within the same song. More


Reviews

Bazaar

Bazaar

Polyvinyl

Oct 23, 2014

Wampire look and sound like they're parodying something, but they're too damn good not to be taken seriously. They return with their follow up to 2013's Curiosity with another glam-infused record that boasts as many dance jams as hazy trips. More

Le Guess Who? Day Two: Wampire, Connan Mockasin, BRAIDS, and Forest Swords

November 29th, 2013

Dec 02, 2013

While Under the Radar wasn’t able to attend the first day of events due to logistical conflicts, we dove headfirst into the second day (jetlag be damned) and saw impressive sets from WampireConnan MockasinBRAIDS, and Forest Swords.

Curiosity

Curiosity

Polyvinyl

May 27, 2013

Admittedly, Wampire is probably not the best band name, bringing to mind a spelling-challenged Robert Pattinson being followed around by pre-pubescent teenage girls. More