Blitzen Trapper @ KUT 10/14/11
Over the course of their career Portland’s Blitzen Trapper have earned rave reviews (from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, SPIN, and a whole lot more), played on television, appeared at festivals all around the world, done a staggering amount of touring, and sold a whole bunch of records.
All of which is distinctly less interesting that what Blitzen Trapper singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Earley has to say about the band’s new record (and their sixth overall), American Goldwing: “It’s us letting our loves, our early influences hang out for all to see. Entering into the sounds we grew up with, the hard guitar rock and country picking of our younger years mixes with glimmers of our usual space-aging technology and pawn shop Casio aplomb. Heavy guitar riffs and blasting drum fills live side-by-side with plucking banjos and wailing harmonicas, and muddy slide guitars that make you want to shotgun a beer in the shower while listening to the Stones or Joe Walsh.”
They’re on a swing through Texas en route to Utopia Fest and will be making a special trip to Austin for an appearance in Studio 1A. You can catch them live on Left of the Dial tonight at 9 PM.