Premiere: Wampire, “Spirit Forest” (live)

Video by Christopher Cantino

Enter Wampire's mystical "Spirit Forest", in a live session caught by Christopher Cantino at the Wave Cave in Portland, OR. The Cave industrious space gets turned into a room for spirits of the haunted and enlightened sorts. Heralding from Portland themselves, Wampire make musical rules to bewitch and cast spells on their surrounding woods in a town that always plays by their own rules.

In this live rendition, the Wamps' spirit chasing tales are heard in an intimate performance setting. Multidimensional tales of dreamland conquests retold become bathed in a closer illumination of amplified serpentine sounds, broadcasting property real estate dealings with the metaphysical. "And tonight, dressed with the light, we’ll climb on the top, the top of those dreams, just to capture the news, and offer them the spirit forest…" The guitars here ring out in their analogue light in a spiritual combative effort to vanquish their keyboard-creeping cousin. Even after session has commenced, those specter singing sounds of those ominous keys and strings can be heard chiming and enchanting the inhabitants of the surrounding, haunted, forestry.

Wampire's album Curiosity is available now from Polyvinyl.

They are currently on the road with Smith Westerns playing the following dates:

July
23 Washington, DC – Black Cat
24 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
26 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
27 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
28 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile End
29 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
31 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

August
05 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
06 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
12 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
16 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile Cafe
17 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl

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