Blitzen Trapper: Artist You Should Know

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From KCRW DJ Chuck P:

I was turned on to Portland’s Blitzen Trapper well after their first couple of albums. By the time their third CD “Wild Mountain Nation” hit the shelves, they were already on most rabid music fans radar.

Each successive album has been another tour around the record store, from Neil Young-informed country rock to full on Sonic Youth noisy workouts.

Comparing them to those artists is unfair, however, as Blitzen Trapper have developed their own method of musical exploration.

“American Goldwing”, the title track off their new album, hits all the marks and hints that another stellar album is on the way. I’ll be here, waiting to catch it when it drops.

Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing by subpop
Download the track on Sub Pop‘s site here

— Chuck P.

Editor’s Note: American Goldwing is the 6th full length from the Portland band and will be out September 13. If you missed it, check out their most recent performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic. They TOTALLY won me over with this live set, it’s phenomenal.