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
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