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Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres Indie rock, synthpop
Years active 2007–present
Labels Polyvinyl
Website wampiremusic.com
Members Eric Phipps
Rocky Tinder

Wampire is an American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon, consisting of the duo of Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps. Their debut album Curiosity was released on May 13, 2013.


Wampire formed in 2007,[1] though Phipps and Tinder had been playing together since 2001. The duo become well known in the Portland house party scene for their dance-oriented electronic music.[2] After a shift in musical direction to create a more diversified sound,[2][3] the band began recording their debut album Curiosity in late 2012.[4] The album was produced by Jake Portrait from fellow Portland band Unknown Mortal Orchestra and released by Polyvinyl Records[5] on May 13, 2013.[6] The album was well received by critics, with positive reviews from Paste,[7] Pitchfork,[1] Allmusic,[6] Consequence of Sound,[8] and other outlets.



  • Curiosity (2013)

Curiosity is Wampire's debut album and was released on May 14, 2013 through Polyvinyl Records. It was released on CD, LP (clear vinyl), cassette, and digital formats.[9]


  • "The Hearse" (2013)


  1. ^ a b Berman, Stuart (14 June 2013). "Wampire: Curiosity". Pitchfork. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Lobenfeld, Claire (13 March 2013). "Band To Watch: Wampire". Stereogum. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "Wampire: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Ramirez, Alejandra (21 May 2013). "Wampire Discuss Their Hometown And Forthcoming Album". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Lannamann, Ned (16 January 2013). "Wampire Signs to Polyvinyl". The Portland Mercury. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Curiosity: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Lore, Mark (14 May 2013). "Wampire: Curiosity". Paste. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Kitching, Bryant (16 May 2013). "Album Review: Wampire – Curiosity". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/discography/index.php?artistID=1048&formatID=&statusCD=

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