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. Jacob Portrait (bass player of UMO) produced the two tracks on this 7”.
A-side "The Hearse" serves as the perfect introduction for those unfamiliar with the band -- its opening notes swelling instantly with electronic organs over a driving drum beat. By the time bass and vocals kick in, you’re already hooked.
The b-side, a cover of Kraftwerk's "Das Modell," showcases another side of the duo by cloaking the original's industrial synth pop with a murkier aura underscored by chugging guitars.
The Hearse is a preview of Wampire's debut full-length, Curiosity.