According to the band, the name Wampire, comes from a German foreign exchange student they know of who was always saying his Vs and Ws round the wrong way. Ve think thats wery cool.. see vhat ve did there? Oh no we didn’t!!!
After forming Wampire, Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps steadily began to make a name for themselves in the same Portland, OR, scene that has produced labelmates STRFKR as well as Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It makes sense, then, that Wampire came to Polyvinyl’s attention when the duo opened for STRFKR at a hometown Portland show and that UMO’s bassist Jacob Portrait produced Wampire’s debut full-length, Curiosity.
For fans of: Ariel Pink, John Maus and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Watch the video for ‘Orchards’ here.
From the album, Curiosity, out now. Purchase the album: