Just a bit ago I caught Wampire opening up for Foxygen and Unknown Mortal Orchestra; I said it then, and I’ll say it again: Wampire were the best band that night. They have this combination of California sun-pop with a bit of R&B swagger…even throwing in some alternative rock jamming moments. They’re definitely one of those bands who I’ve been waiting to hear more from, which is a good thing since their debut Curiosity is coming out in two weeks from Polyvinyl Records. It’s shaping up to be a pretty perfect record for summertime party jams.
Download: Wampire – Trains [MP3]
Just a few weeks ago we caught Wampire over at the Mohawk, and I actually felt like they were the most interesting band of the evening…this song definitely lives up to that promise. It’s got a slow steady build, displaying the group’s knack for wrapping solid harmonies around their carefully constructed tracks. This number is a lot less forceful than it was live, but I dig the fact that they’re not just playing the song by song progression live. You can check out their debut album, Curiosity, when it comes out on May 14th via Polyvinyl; it’s going to be the perfect record to jam to this summer. And if you’re in Austin for that one festival, they’ve got seven shows, so keep your eye out.