After forming Wampire, Rocky Tinder & Eric Phipps steadily began to make a name for themselves in the same Portland, OR, scene that has produced labelmates STRFKR.
Jacob Portrait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s bass player) produced the 2 tracks on this single. 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 & 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
- Das Modell (Kraftwerk Cover)