Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Blitzen the charts


ON THEIR latest release, Black River Killer, the evocative gothic Americana that's gathering Blitzen Trapper their enviable reputation just flows out of the speakers.
Expanding on their 2008 album Furr, the group continue to mix American folk with sparse splashes of psychedelia.
With time-tested feel to it, evoking Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and even a little Rod Stewart on closer Big Black Bird, the seven-track EP is a superb showcase for the Portland sextet who show the kind of promise that means there's nothing wrong with mentioning them, Young and Dylan in the same sentence.
Quite simply, Blitzen Trapper should have you snared.


  1. Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan in the sack making sweet love? Vocals are like butter on a burn. Love Crushing the Wheat. Beautiful.


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