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Wampire share 2nd song from new LP, touring w/ TOPS (who have a new LP, stream it) including CMJ + other dates

by Bill Pearis

Wampire
Wampire

As mentioned, Wampire are set to release their new album, Bazaar, which is out October 7 on Polyvinyl. The band have just shared a second single from the album, “The Amazing Heart Attack,” which is more of a driving rocker than the already-out-there “Wizard Staff” and you can stream both of those below.

Wampire will soon start their West Coast run with Temples and alfter that, they’re going to hook up with Montreal band TOPS for a tour of the rest of North America. That will include an NYC stop on October 17 at Baby’s All Right. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It’s part of the Baby’s All Right 1 year anniversary celebration, like the Porches/Frankie Cosmos show happening later that night.

TOPS
TOPS

As for TOPS, they just released their new album, Picture You Staring, via Arbutus Records. The band have become a lot more accomplished — both with their instruments and with songwriting — and there’s a lot to like on the album, especially if you have a soft spot for late ’70s/early-’80s soft rock. Especially good are the vaseline-on-the-lens ballad “Outside” (shades of Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away”) and terrific single “Way to Be Loved” which is built around guitarist David Carriere’s irresistible riff and singer Jane Penny’s cooing vocals. The video for that, directed by Fantavious Fritz and shot at Arbutus’ Montreal HQ, features cameos by Cadence Weapon and Mac DeMarco (also Mac’s testicles, be warned). You can watch the video and stream the full album (via Rdio) below.

Both Wampire and Porches will be around for CMJ, too, so look out for more shows to be announced as we get closer to the fest.

All tour dates are listed, along with video and streams, below…

Wampire – 2014 Tour Dates
09/07 – Spokane, WA @ NYNE Bar (Bartfest)
09/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue *
09/20 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
09/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *
09/23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium * #
09/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore * #
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre * #
09/26 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse * #
09/27 – Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern * #
09/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom * #
10/01 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre * #
10/02 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake %
10/03 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge %
10/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %
10/06 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency %
10/07 – St. Louis, MO @ Demo %
10/08 – Nashville, TN @ The End %
10/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
10/10 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean %
10/11 – Detroit, MI @ Jumbo’s %
10/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog %
10/14 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar %
10/15 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange %
10/16 – Boston, MA @ The Church %
10/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right %
10/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy %
10/21-10/25 – CMJ
10/27 – Washington, DC @ DC9 %
10/28 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room %
10/29 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 %
10/30 – Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge %
10/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar %
11/01 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs %
11/03 – Dallas, TX @ City Tavern %
11/04 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain %
11/05 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace %
11/07 – Salt Lake City @ The Garage
11/08 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

* w/ Temples
# w/ Fever The Ghost
% w/ TOPS

TOPS – “Way To Be Loved”

TOPS – 2014 Tour Dates
September 19th – Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa (pop montreal)
October 2nd – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake (w/ Wampire)
October 3rd – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge (w/ Wampire)
October 4th – Minneapolis, MN @ Entry (w/ Wampire)
October 6th – Madison, WI @ Frequency (w/ Wampire)
October 7th – St. Louis, MO @ Demo (w/ Wampire)
October 8th – Nashville, TN @ The End (w/ Wampire)
October 9th – Indianapolis, IL @ Do317 (w/ Wampire)
October 10th – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (w/ Wampire)
October 11th – Detroit, MI @ Jumbo’s (w/ Wampire)
October 12th – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog (w/ Wampire)
October 14th – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar (w/ Wampire)
October 15th – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange (w/ Wampire)
October 16th – Boston, MA @ Church (w/ Wampire)
October 17th – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
October 18th – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy (w/ Wampire)
October 27th – Washington, DC @ DC9 (w/ Wampire)
October 28th – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (w/ Wampire)
October 29th – Atlanta, GA @ 529 (w/ Wampire)
October 30th – Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge (w/ Wampire)
October 31st – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar (w/ Wampire)
November 1st – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs (w/ Wampire)
November 3rd – Dallas, TX @ City Tavern (w/ Wampire)
Novemnber 4th – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Inside) (w/ Wampire)
November 5th – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace (w/ Wampire)

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