wampire // giants + video

Grab a kid and make them worship this band.

Portland-based five-pointed star ship Wampire unveil a bangin’ new video (directed by David Fine by the way). The short contains equal parts mirth and the oft times mendicant and tumultuous push-n-pull between hirsute men and blue-eyed women the world over. You’ll adore the ‘Lac emblem, beach dancing, and actor Patrick Dunnam’s longish pit follicles blowing in the Pacific airstream. I did. Yes, I am apologetically weird.

Anyway, the track is one of many (originally there were ten but BeyoncĂ© strong-armed one) from Wampire’s latest ensemble of sound, Curiosity birthed into existence courtesy of Polyvinyl Records. Peace. Continue reading “wampire // giants + video”

now, now // giants

Instantly I liked this. It’s the tickling synth intro. Then the gently thrummed guitar. It’s the steady uphill climb until the sun breaks out and singer-keyboardist-guitarist Cacie Dalager opens her mouth. She had me at, “If I believed in god I would not have done the things you’ve done…” What is there to do against such a song? Nothing. Just try and be still and attune every fiber of your being to the task of listening and absorbing every single note. “Giants” is a formidable and precious song, even more so in its acoustic version. Which is also available on their EP Neighbors. Their album dropped last year 2010, but so what, it’s still brilliantly awesome. Peace.

P.S. Is Cacie Dalager channeling Harriet Wheeler? Just a thought. Continue reading “now, now // giants”