New Blitzen Trapper Album, Tour


Nostalgia alert!


By Blurt


Sub Pop’s
new album from Blitzen Trapper, entitled American
, is set for a September 13th release. A short teaser promo clip has
already hit the web. Prior to that there will be a US tour that kicks off July 19 –
dates announced thus far are listed below.



From Sub Pop: “With subjects ranging from falling in love to drug running good
old boys and the final high school dance, American
is a freewheeling collection that balances the roughness
of rock ‘n’ roll with fateful heartfelt loss.”


singer Eric Earley,  “It’s me trying
to evoke a true American nostalgia. My vision and focus while writing our new
album was on the inescapable past” Eric adds. “It’s about those
feelings of being trapped in a small town. That fine line between the rural and
the suburban settings that define much of America, that line between love and
loss that occurs when you find yourself taking it too easy and sticking around
a lonesome town for far too long.”

American Goldwing is “us
letting our loves and early influences hang out for all to see. We entered into
the sounds we grew up with – the hard guitar rock and country picking of our
younger years mixed with glimmers of our usual space-aging technology and pawn
shop Casios. Heavy guitar riffs and blasting drum fills live side-by-side with
plucking banjos, wailing harmonicas and muddy slide guitars. The earthiness of
these songs will make you want to get loaded and get in a fight, or find a girl
and fall in love forever, simultaneously.”

Tour Dates

July 19h            Urban
Salt Lake City, UT
July 20th           The Bluebird
Denver, CO
July 22nd          Riot Room
Kansas City, MO
July 23rd           Firebird
St. Louis, MO
July 24th           Wicker Park
Chicago, IL
July 25th           The Blue Moose TapHouse
          Iowa City, IA
July 26th           Slowdown
Omaha, NE
July 28th           The Filling Station
Bozeman, MT
July 29th           A Club
Spokane, WA
July 30th           Seasons Performance Hall
            Yakima, WA


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