Wampeters, named for a term in Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Cat’s Cradle, released seven albums on the Wampus label: Screen Test (1987), Folk Medicine (1989), Pagan’s Nest (1990), Bloodline (1993), Look What’s Left (1994), Hey Judas (1997), and Murder Your Darlings (1999). They also recorded Jonathan Richman’s “Twilight in Boston” for the Wampus tribute CD, If I Were a Richman (2001).
The band was a fixture at IOTA and Galaxy Hut in Arlington, and played memorable shows at Clarendon Grill and other prominent D.C.-area spots.
A final album was recorded but not released.
Eamon Loftus produces and engineers music at his own facility, Brick House Recording. Scott Goodrick runs the official site of Hitchcock Blonde. Mark Doyon records as Arms of Kismet (and sometimes as Waterslide).
The most recent Arms of Kismet album, Ballast and Bromides, features the Wampeters collaboration, “Be There.”
The newly remastered Pagan’s Nest and Folk Medicine are out now.
Interview with Washington City Paper
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