SPIN Singles Mix: 9 Juggernaut DJs, Warbling Spitters, and Lo-Fi Eccentrics

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday, the SPIN staff will pick its favorite must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From chilly…
Kyle McGovern / September 12, 2014

Watch Wampire’s Delightfully Schizo ‘Giants’ Video

Wampire's debut album Curiosity came out in May, but the Portland synth-and-surf duo have blanketed 2013 with spooky, punky goodness. We first heard "The Hearse"
Chris Martins / December 12, 2013

Watch Wampire Bite From ’80s Horror Films in ‘The Hearse’ Video

Way back in January, Wampire first teased their debut album with "The Hearse," an accomplished lead single that tempers its macabre title with New Wave…
Kyle McGovern / November 18, 2013

Outside Lands Night Shows Lineup: Smith Westerns, Zedd, the Men, and More

Smith Westerns, the Tallest Man on Earth, Zedd, King Tuff, and the Growlers will all be working overtime at this year's Outside Lands festival. Each…
Kyle McGovern / July 16, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Vampire Weekend, Small Black, Classixx, Wild Nothing, and More

Happy Thursday! We've rounded up 10 new, streaming records just for you: 1) Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City. "[The follow-up to 2010's Contra] includes the…
Kyle McGovern / May 9, 2013

Wampire Share Easygoing, Romantically Disillusioned ‘Trains’

Wampire's debut album, Curiosity, doesn't arrive until May 14 via Polyvinyl, but the Portland duo has already shared two previous songs from the record: groove-based…
Marc Hogan / April 30, 2013

Stream Wampire’s Off-Kilter, Groove-Infested ‘Spirit Forest’

Wampire wowed us with "The Hearse," a frenzied, New Wavy lead single from their forthcoming debut album, Curiosity (out May 14 via Polyvinyl), but "Spirit Forest," the…
Kyle McGovern / February 28, 2013

Hear Wampire’s Synthy, Spooky Album Opener ‘Hearse’

Portland's Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps put out exactly the kind of spooky surf-pop expected from a band called Wampire. Lead single "The Hearse," off upcoming…
Kyle McGovern / January 17, 2013