We surveyed IRC readers asking what's their favorite album of the week, and not surprisingly, the vast majority picked Vampire Weekend's first album in three years, the just dropped Modern Vampires of the City. By the time Contra, the band's sophomore album, was released in 2010, a backlash was already building up against the wildly [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
la selezione degli album usciti in settimana è questa volta particolarmente ricca di titoli interessanti, da ascoltare in streaming su Spotify attraverso questi link: Cosmo - Disordine Small Black - Limits of Desire Pure X - Crawling Up the Stairs Bibio - Silver Wilkinson ADULT. - [...]
Oy vey, it's Video Vriday! Just in time for the upcoming Rose Festival, here's a new video from Scout Niblett , which must have been filmed at last year's Rose Fest. Niblett is no stranger to wearing wigs, but here she goes one step further with full Snow White regalia. She fits right in, while the slow-burning, seething undercurrents of the track "Gun" provide a bizarre and hilarious counterpoint. Scout Niblett's new album, It's Up to Emma (her first name is indeed Emma), comes out this Tuesday, May 21, [...]
The SOTO inbox is always full of cool stuff that never gets to see the light of day on the actual site, and I’d like to change that. So, every Friday I’ll be posting the best album streams and videos that were sent my way during the week. Take a scroll and find something worth remembering. FULL ALBUM STREAMS Majical Cloudz - Impersonator Club 8 - Above The City Radical Dads - Rapid Reality Daft Punk - [...]
To celebrate this week's release of their debut LP Curiosity on Polyvinyl, Portland duo Wampire are sharing the video for album cut "Orchards." Directed by Daniel Portrait and produced by Merchants of Def,...
Portland's, really hard to pigeon hole, Wampire, have now made their debut LP, Curiosity available for streaming. continue reading >>
Whatever your opinion is on the permeation of bass-heavy electronic music into just about every other form of pop, you can’t deny that it’s officially happened. Hell, a few years ago Taylor Swift was singing acoustic serenades to Tim McGraw, now she’s one or two wubs away from a Skrillex collab. But what do we do once critical mass is reached? What happens when the roller coaster passes its highest point and starts coming back down again? Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps of Wampire just might have an answer. Back in 2007, the two [...]
by BEN BROCK WILKES Creeping out from the quiet warbles and crinkles of the needle drop that begin Wampire’s debut, an archetypal pipe organ leaks notes of familiar darkness. A shadowed, Draculesque figure hunches in front of the haunted keys as metallic, baroque horror echoes off the walls. Buckling to an irresistible curiosity, we approach the figure, a pool of sweat collecting on our brow in the cool humidity of his dungeon hall. We reach the bench where the embodiment of our fears sits, just as he whisks around to greet us with a [...]
The cover art of Wampire's Curiosity makes it clear the band doesn't take things too seriously. Posed in a warped vision of an 802s family portrait, Eric Phipps and Rocky Tinder give off the impression of two guys just wanting to have fun, sometimes at their own expense. While their giddy joy is apparent, Curiosity is also more than just friends goofing around. It's a fine debut from a band that revels in eccentricity, bringing to the masses an extension of their freewheeling live show that made [...]
Depois de terem disponibilizado Curiosity - o álbum de estreia que saiu ontem - para audição gratuita na plataforma da Pitchfork, os Wampire aproveitaram a data e ofereceram o primeiro vídeo oficial do trabalho para o single "Orchards". Para os conhecedores de cinema que acompanharam o filme "Where the Wild Things Are", de Spike Jonze, certamente encontrarão semelhanças entre ele e este conjunto de imagens em movimento dirigido por Daniel Portrait. A única diferença é que se dá uma inversão do argumento: ao invés de ser a criança a entrar no mundo [...]
Curiosity is out now on Polyvinyl.
After forming Wampire in 2001, Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps gained the help of Unknown Mortal Orchestra 's Jacob Portrait to produce their debut full-length, Curiosity , out today! Stream it in it's entirety at Polyvinyl here .
Tonight Wampire break out a dance party for the release of their Polyvinyl Records LP, Curiosity , at Mississippi Studios . It is wonderfully curious; handsome and somewhat off-the-wall, with gothic tracks bringing to mind bass and synth drenched music of the European 80's. The songs are rich in mystical instrumentation and songwriting, and their undeniably sexy hooks keep it all floating. Throw in new work from the darling harmonies of Wild Ones (have you heard "Golden Twin"yet?) and DJ Preacher Teacher, and we have ourselves a magical Tuesday night. - Brandy Crowe
While we're all waiting for the warm weather to officially take hold (we've been given an enticingly cruel taste of it here in Northwest), Vampire Weekend has created the perfect summer album to fuel your anticipation. At times wistfully nostalgic, percolatingly peppy and even fiercely energetic, Modern Vampires of the City is undoubtedly one of the best albums of the year so far. KEXP Music Director, Don Yates, calls the NYC band's third album their "most mature and musically adventurous release to date" with its "impressive variety of beautifully crafted, intricately detailed songs with imaginative arrangements [...]
Hace unas semanas Wampire lanzó su nuevo álbum "Curiosity", y la verdad no he tenido la oportunidad de escucharlo de principio a fin, con todo y que estuvieron desfilando diferentes streams en la red desde hace algún tiempo, pero los sencillos que se han ido desprendiendo de él han estado bastante buenos, así como este de nombre "Orchards", el cual ahora ya cuenta con su respectivo vídeo oficial, y estoy casi seguro que si aún no conocían a Wampire este track será de su completo agrado. Wampire: Website [...]
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 duo on a road trip that goes haywire when an unexpected extra passenger comes along for the ride. It's the right kind of silly for a band who named themselves after a nickname gifted to member Eric Phipps by a group of goths in Germany. Check it out below. Read More...
WAMPIRE, WILD ONES, DJ PREACHER TEACHER ( Mississippi Studios , 3939 N Mississippi) Read our article on Wampire . JIM JAMES, COLD SPECKS ( Crystal Ballroom , 1332 W Burnside) You know him as the singer of My Morning Jacket, or as one of the Monsters of Folk, or as Yim Yames... get to know the man behind that high lonesome voice, as Jim James hits the Crystal Ballroom in support of his [...]
Week's Top Releases The Albums You Need to Know About Every Week Happy release day! Feel like dancing? Try Kisses' sophomore dance pop record or Bibio's righteous electronic jams. Both are guaranteed to make you bust a groove. Need a little pop? How about a lot? MS MR are here with their fully-loaded second album to save the day. Digging on some synth? Wild Nothing [...]
Portland, Oregon's Wampire are releasing their debut record Curiosity this week (May 14th). Wampire make "spooky" off-kilter synth pop. I caught up with Rocky and Eric while they were on tour with Portland bro-bands Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen . There is one thing that the guys from Wampire HATE getting asked. Don't worry. I ask them! Listen to our chat. the interview show with Wampire Wampire "The [...]
The SOTO inbox is always full of cool stuff that never gets to see the light of day on the actual site, and I’d like to change that. So, every Friday I’ll be posting the best album streams and videos that were sent my way during the week. Take a scroll and find something worth remembering. FULL ALBUM STREAMS MS MR - Secondhand Rapture Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City Dirty Beaches – Strange Pleasures Small [...]