On Dasher,On Donner, On Blitzen Trapper !

June 27, 2007 by
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photo by Jade Harris
Burning up the player this week is the amazing new disc from Blitzen Trapper, Wild Mountain Nation. A refreshing batch of songs that are an all out mix of country, rock, noise, psychedelia, and the kitchen sink, often all at once. Just when your ears think they’ve got the influence pegged, the whole sonic world shifts. Devil’s A-Go-Go lays out the plan with it’s scratchy guitars, prog rock drum changes and even a mariachi horn break and the album never lets up from there, a stylistic whirlwind that’s equal parts warm familiarity and disorienting juxtaposition. The title track’s Neil Young meets Pavement sound could easily be a long lost Wilco track,if Wilco hadn’t decided to play it safe and lose their edge. Wild Mtn Jam is the Louvin Brothers on an acid bender, while Murder Babe is a noisy pop gem that would make Alex Chilton proud. The lilting Summer Town and Country Caravan show they know how to slow it down as well.

Blitzen Trapper kicks off a summer tour this Thursday in their hometown of Portland, Oregon and is coming soon to melt the paint off the walls of your local rock club. Be sure to check them out when they hit your town.

Blitzen Trapper is:
Eric Earley – guitar,vocals
Erik Menteer – guitar, keyboard
Brian Adrian Koch -drums, vocals
Michael Van Pelt – bass
Drew Laughery – keyboard
Marty Marquis – keyboard, vocals

MP3: Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation
MP3: Blitzen Trapper – Summer Town

Tour Dates:
Jun 28 2007 5:00P Music Millennium on NW 23rd – FREE & ALL AGES! Portland, Oregon
Jun 28 2007 9:00P Holocene CD release w/ Shaky Hands & Pseudosix Portland, Oregon
Jul 11 2007 9:00P Bottom of the Hill w/ David Vandervelde San Francisco, California
Jul 13 2007 9:00P Spaceland w/ David Vandervelde Los Angeles, California
Jul 14 2007 8:00P Stinkweeds w/ David Vandervelde Tempe, Arizona
Jul 16 2007 9:00P Emo’s w/ David Vandervelde Austin, Texas
Jul 17 2007 9:00P The Loft w/ David Vandervelde Dallas, Texas
Jul 18 2007 9:00P Walter’s on Washington w/ David Vandervelde Houston, Texas
Jul 19 2007 9:00P Thirsty Hippo w/ David Vandervelde Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Jul 20 2007 9:00P Drunken Unicorn w/ David Vandervelde Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 21 2007 9:00P Bella Festa w/ David Vandervelde Wilmington, North Carolina
Jul 22 2007 9:00P Rock and Roll Hotel w/ David Vandervelde Washington, Washington DC
Jul 23 2007 9:00P Johnny Brenda’s w/ David Vandervelde Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 24 2007 9:00P Great Scott w/ David Vandervelde Allston, Massachusetts
Jul 25 2007 9:00P Mercury Lounge w/ David Vandervelde New York, New York
Jul 26 2007 9:00P The Icon Buffalo, New York
Jul 28 2007 9:00P Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Jul 29 2007 9:00P Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 30 2007 9:00P The Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska
Jul 31 2007 8:30P The Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Aug 1 2007 8:15P Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 3 2007 9:00P Crocodile Cafe w/ Jennifer Gentle Seattle, Washington

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