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Dec 21, 2015

Blitzen Trapper have released a new holiday-themed song just in time for Christmas. "Christmas Is Coming Soon" can be streamed below and can be downloaded via BandCamp as a pay-what-you-wish download. All proceeds benefit Mercy Corps, "whose mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping to build secure, productive, and just communities in some of the toughest places in the world."  More

Premiere: Blitzen Trapper Mixtape (Sled Island Edition)

Sled Island Runs June 18-22 in Calgary, Canada

Jun 04, 2014

In less than a month, Under the Radar is headed to Canada to check out the Sled Island Festival. As per our tradition, we’ll be running mixtapes from some of the artists performing at the festival. The second entry in our special series comes from Blitzen Trapper. More

Aug 31, 2011

Blitzen Trapper's "Love the Way You Walk AWay" is a road-weary '70s Americana strummer with nice bits of stargazing production. The rustic video features plenty of beards, fireworks, and campfire shots. The Blitzen Bros. also shoot some guns and drive around in Oregon. Check it out and stream their new album. More

Aug 19, 2011

Blitzen Trapper's gnarled musical roots are so diverse and far-reaching that when they make a "back to their roots" album such as American Goldwing it's not a retread of past glories. Instead, the Portland, Oregon quintet's sixth album is another delightful tinkering with the dusty engine of Americana music. These Pacific Northwestern mechanics aren't interested in admiring from afar. They get on their backs and give the old jalopy a much-needed overhaul. (It comes as no surprise to learn that singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Earley's father was a musician-cum-mechanic.) More

Blitzen Trapper Announces Details of New Album, Releases Trailer

American Goldwing due September 13 Via Sub Pop

Jun 21, 2011

Blitzen Trapper have announced the details of their forthcoming album, American Goldwing, due September 13 via Sub Pop. 

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Blitzen Trapper Announces Fall Tour Dates

Includes Shows with Avi Buffalo, Who are Too Young to Legally Drink, and Guided By Voices, Who, Well....

Aug 04, 2010

Portland's Blitzen Trapper have announced more dates in support of their fourth album, Destroyer of the Void, released June 8 on Sub Pop. Included are shows with labelmates Avi Buffalo and recently reunited road warriors Guided By Voices. We have the dates. More

Blitzen Trapper Announces Summer Tour

Destroyer of the Void Out June 8th

Apr 13, 2010

Blitzen Trapper will spend the summer touring in support of upcoming album, Destroyer of the Void (out June 8th on Sup Pop). We have the dates. More


Interviews

Blitzen Trapper

The Open Road Leads Back Home

Aug 19, 2011

Blitzen Trapper's gnarled musical roots are so diverse and far-reaching that when they make a "back to their roots" album such as American Goldwing it's not a retread of past glories. Instead, the Portland, Oregon quintet's sixth album is another delightful tinkering with the dusty engine of Americana music. These Pacific Northwestern mechanics aren't interested in admiring from afar. They get on their backs and give the old jalopy a much-needed overhaul. (It comes as no surprise to learn that singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Earley's father was a musician-cum-mechanic.) More


Reviews

VII

VII

Vagrant

Dec 11, 2013

VII gives you no indication that it was created after 1975. Blitzen Trapper's seventh full-length continues in the band's tradition of offering listeners a timeless blend of folk, rock, roots, gospel, country, and everything in between. More

Destroyer of the Void

Destroyer of the Void

Sub Pop

Jun 07, 2010

Blitzen Trapper emerged from almost reckless eclecticism with an instantly identifiable sound, and here they throw still more '70s hallmarks into their heady indie Americana stew. More

Black River Killer EP

Black River Killer EP

Sub Pop

Sep 23, 2009

On 2008's Furr, Blitzen Trapper focused its wild eclecticism, settling on a stylized take on '70s country rock. "Black River Killer" is the perfect example, with finger-picked guitar and murder-ballad lyrics (make that multiple-murder). Here, it's paired with six tunes that already graced a tour CD, recorded during the Furr sessions. More