The Newtown Sessions is a new bi-weekly in-studio series, brought to Noisey by our friends over at Newtown Radio, the Brooklyn-based online radio station.
We discovered Wampire, the Portland-based indie/goth/horror outfit, earlier this year when they rolled out a remarkable seven-inch entitled, The Hearse, on Polyvinyl, which included a colorful re-working of Kraftwerk's "Das Model" as a b-side. It was a giant leap for a relatively obscure band. Following the release of that seven-inch, Wampire is getting set to drop a nine song LP called Curiosity. That'll hit racks on May 14 via Polyvinyl.
We were lucky to have Wampire play a set of new songs from Curiosity in Brooklyn, just as they were wrapping a US tour with Foxygen and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Watch as Wampire performs, "Can't See Why," and "Giants."
June 4th Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
June 5th Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
June 6th Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
June 10th Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 11th Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
June 12th Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
June 13th Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
This Modern Love: We Are Scientists
Do you rate 'BASEketball,' love Hanes v-necks, and dancing to goofy-ass, Prohibition-era jazz? You may be the lady Keith from We Are Scientists has been scouring the planet for.
A Conversation with New York Legend—Photographer Maripol
Photographer/Designer Maripol's styled Madonna, Deborah Harry, and Grace Jones. She talks about her experiences in NY in the early 80s, her new book, plus here's the premiere of her song and video for "Tuesday."
Here's 11 Awesome Things About Petite Meller's Video for "IceBear" ft. Joe Fleisch
Parisian pop princess goes winter wonderland weird.
Here's "Hero"—The Brand New Tune by Diplo, Frank Ocean, and The Clash
We hung out with the boys in Brooklyn about this unlikely collaboration
"Daughter, Daughter" by D/C Will Make You Root for the Supposed Bad Boy
When will parents understand that when they butt into your love life, you're gonna run 100 miles per hour in the other direction?
An Interview With Georgia Nott of BROODS
Gorgia Nott has a lot to be happy about. At 19, the New Zealand musician is half of BROODS, one of the quickest rising duos in electronic pop music at the moment.
Keep Up With Our SXSW 2014 Coverage Here
Hopefully, we don't die.
The Score: Mapping the Music and Style of 'That Thing You Do!'
Sixties chic via the 90s and that one song over and over and over.
We're Premiering Big K.R.I.T.'s "Steps" Documentary & a New Song Feat. Big SANT & Smoke DZA
#weekofKRIT Is Almost Over.
Kanye West and Crustpunk: Together at Last
It's the Leftöver Crack/Kanye mashup you've been waiting for.