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Mar 29, 2016

Blitzen Trapper Announce Headline Tour, Field Rexx To Be Release for The First Time Ever on Vinyl for Record Store Day

Portland Oregon’s own, Blitzen Trapper, are pleased to announce a headlining tour run throughout the Midwest and Canada in support of their 8th album All Across This Land that was released last October to rave reviews. Starting May 27th, the tour kicks off in Evans, GA where the band will be direct support for Willie Nelson before heading to the Northwest, followed by Canada and the Midwest. A full list of dates can be found HERE.

Blitzen Trapper recently stopped by Third Man Records in Nashville for a special show where Third Man recorded their live set direct-to-acetate. Recorded in the Third Man Blue Room, without overdubs or editing, the live performance audio was mixed in real time on a Rupert Neve 5008 console and instantly cut to vinyl by master cutter George Ingram using a 1953 Scully Lathe that previously churned out masters for Cincinnati's legendary King Records. Legend has it that James Brown’s It’s A Man’s World was cut on this lathe among others. Third Man is the only live venue in the world where artists can record their performances direct-to-acetate.

After the tour and in celebration of Record Store Day, the band will be releasing their sophomore album, Field Rexx, which was originally self-released in 2005 on CD. It's the first time the album is available on vinyl and features 3 unreleased bonus tracks and a free download code.

Blitzen TrapperAll Across This Land: iTunes | Amazon | CD/Vinyl | Spotify

Jan 14, 2016

Blitzen Trapper Shares Video for “Mystery and Wonder” On Clash Music

Blitzen Trapper’s brand new video for All Across This Land track “Mystery and Wonder” has premiered at Clash Music! The band will be releasing a three-track EP tomorrow which includes “Mystery and Wonder” along with their cover of “I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow” which was featured on FX’s Fargo. Click HERE to catch the premiere!

Oct 02, 2015

Blitzen Trapper’s All Across This Land Available Now

Blitzen Trapper’s 8th album All Across This Land is out today! Paste Magazine is calling All Across This Land Blitzen Trapper’s “tightest, most focused rock ‘n’ roll album 15 years in the making, as the musicians are both in command of their talents individually and completely dialed in as a band.” Grab and listen to the record at one of the following outlets:

Blitzen TrapperAll Across This Land: iTunes | Amazon | Vagrant Webstore | Spotify

To celebrate the release of All Across This Land, the band has hand designed, numbered, and autographed 100 unique copies of the album and delivered them to some of their favorite indie record stores. Find out how to get your hands on a copy and score a #TrapperTreasure‬.

Sep 25, 2015

Blitzen Trapper’s All Across This Land Streaming at Entertainment Weekly

Blitzen Trapper’s upcoming album, All Across This Land, is currently premiering at Entertainment Weekly! All Across This Land is the band’s eighth studio album, and for it, frontman Eric Earley says he “went back to the bands that influenced [him] in high school, like the Replacements and R.E.M., Uncle Tupelo” to inspire the writing and recording process. Head to EW and check out the album a week before release HERE.


Blitzen TrapperAll Across This Land: iTunes | Amazon | Vagrant Webstore | Spotify

Sep 17, 2015

Blitzen Trapper Shares Newest Single, “Love Grow Cold,” On WSJ Speakeasy

Blitzen Trapper have premiered their brand new single, “Love Grow Cold,” on WSJ Speakeasy! “Love Grow Cold” is the third and final single off of the band’s upcoming album, All Across This Land, which drops October 2nd. Lead singer Eric Earley says the song’s lyrics are “an attempt to call someone back from the edge where they might be wanting to give up on love.” Click HERE or jump below to hear “Love Grow Cold.”

Pre-orders for All Across The Land are currently available! Grab the album on digital and physicall formats including a limited green vinyl pressing.

Aug 14, 2015

Blitzen Trapper Premiere New Track “All Across This Land” on Pop Matters, Announce Album Pre-Orders

Blitzen Trapper has premiered the title track and accompanying visualette to their upcoming album, All Across This Land, over at Pop Matters. Jump below, or click HERE to stream the track and view the video.

The band has also announced that pre-orders for All Across The Land are now live. The album is available on digital and physical formats including a very limited green vinyl pressing. Pre-order now and get the tracks “Lonesome Angel” and “All Across This Land” instantly! All Across This Land is out October 2, 2015.

Jul 22, 2015

Blitzen Trapper To Release Eighth Studio Album, 'All Across This Land', On October 2nd

Acclaimed Portland, Oregon rock quintet Blitzen Trapper is set to release All Across This Land on October 2 via Vagrant Records. Blitzen Trapper has built a solid reputation as a band unafraid to take chances. By incorporating a vast array of influences, they have released albums that touch on indie folk/rock, roots, art rock, alt country, psychedelia and pop, while maintaining a sound that is distinctly Blitzen Trapper. On their new studio effort, the group’s years of experimentation and experience have come full circle, culminating in their strongest, most cohesive work to date with the career milestone, All Across This Land.

Blitzen Trapper may have experimented successfully with a multitude of styles; however, the band has been built on a strong foundation as, above all else, a ROCK band. Their live shows consistently reinforce that fact, and those who have experienced their performance would agree.

All Across This Land once again confirms that Blitzen Trapper possess the unique ability to create thoughtful, melodic, finely crafted songs on one hand, and deliver full throttle, infectious rock on the other. From the opening riff of the title track and first single, this is quite evident as it unfolds into a flurry of guitars, bass and drums. The band eases back as well by featuring some of lead singer and songwriter Eric Earley’s strongest writing yet, particularly on the semi-autobiographical “Mystery and Wonder”. The track’s reflective and nostalgic tone was inspired by the band’s beginnings, the chemistry that develops over time and the music they have created though the years. Another album highlight is “Lonesome Angel” with its easy ‘70’s AM radio feel.

While All Across This Land features some of Earley’s finest songs to date, the rest of his bandmate’s performances – Erik Menteer (guitar), Michael Van Pelt (bass), Marty Marquis (guitar/keys), Brian Adrian Koch (drums) – elevate each track thus taking Blitzen Trapper to their highest artistic peak yet.

Blitzen Trapper has announced a fall tour in support of All Across This Land, starting on September 19 in Richmond, VA. See full list of tour dates below.

Blitzen Trapper On Tour:
September 19 – Richmond, VA – Know Good Beer Festival
September 30 – Bozeman, MT – Faultline North
October 1 – Billings, MT – Carlin Events Center
October 3 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
October 4 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
October 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
October 7 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
October 8 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
October 9 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
October 10 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
October 11 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
October 13 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
October 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
October 15 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
October 16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
October 17 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
October 19 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
October 21 – Austin, TX – The Parish
October 22 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
October 23 – Norman, OK – The Opolis
October 24 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
October 26 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
October 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
November 9 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
November 11 – Santa Barbara, CA – SOHO Restaurant & Music Club
November 12 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
November 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
November 14 – Felton, CA – Don Quixote’s International Music
November 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
November 16 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall
November 17 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews
November 19 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
November 20 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
November 28 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

Dec 12, 2013

Blitzen Trapper Premiere New Video for "Thirsty Man"

Blitzen Trapper have just debuted their new video for “Thirsty Man” via Vevo! Directed by Robbie Augspurger,"this video had a mind of it's own, taking us into dark territory as usual. Nothing like a bright red high heel phone to make you long for the days of land lines and speed of light travel," says frontman Eric Earley. Click HERE to check it out the land-line-filled video or watch below. "Thirsty Man" appears on Blitzen Trapper's seventh studio album appropriately titled VII. Additionally, the band have released a “Thirsty Man” single bundle on iTunes including two new exclusive tracks, “The Prophet” and “Plenty of Thrills.” Click HERE to purchase on iTunes.

Tomorrow, at 2pm EST, Blitzen Trapper frontman Eric Earley will be sitting down for the first time answering fan questions live on Facebook. Earley will answer any and all questions for an hour, so be sure to log on HERE!

Sep 30, 2013

Blitzen Trapper's New Album VII Available Now

Blitzen Trapper's seventh studio album, appropriately titled VII, is out today! The new release is full of the vivd folk-rock-campfire-tales frontman Eric Earley is so well known for. Download the album digitally from iTunes HERE, or purchase the CD and vinyl at Amazon HERE.

Blitzen Trapper is currently on the road and touring throughout North America this fall. Click HERE for all dates and ticket links.

Sep 24, 2013

Stream Blitzen Trapper's VII via The New York Times

The New York Times' Press Play is now streaming Blitzen Trapper's forthcoming album VII in its entirety before it's released next week! Click HERE to give the full album a listen. VII is now available for pre-order on iTunes HERE and includes an instant download of "Shine On."

Blitzen Trapper is currently on the road and touring throughout North America this fall. Click HERE for all dates and ticket links.

Jul 30, 2013

Blitzen Trapper Set to Release VII on October 1st, 2013 on Vagrant Records

Today Americana stalwarts Blitzen Trapper announce their seventh studio album, appropriately titled VII, out Oct. 1. Their first release for Vagrant Records is full of the vivd folk-rock-campfire-tales frontman Eric Earley is so well known for. You can take a listen to the album track, "Ever Loved Once" at Rolling Stone.

VII moves effortlessly from track to track allowing Earley to paint the colorful pictures that play in our head while singing along. "…there are those songs I keep writing over and over again, "Ever Loved Once" with all its regrets and tragic lost love, "Don't Be A Stranger" it's hopeful cousin but they all still point to the same worn out place in the heart of old E. Earley. And hey, we all have that place, that worn spot on the heart like the chew canister circle on the back pocket of blue jeans, or that one shred in the green felt of the table where you ground the stick in too hard… May these songs minster in ways mysterious and eternal, or at least maybe make you shake a hip."

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