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Blitzen Trapper 9/18/13 + Video

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  • Date Recorded: September 18, 2013
  • Artist / Band: Blitzen Trapper
  • Hosting Show: Rocket 88
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

Blitzen Trapper is a band out of Portland, Ore. that, despite its northern home, rattles with the shake of desert sand in a storm.

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Its impressionistic psych-folk ganks inspiration from the Dead. With contemporaries like Dr. Dog and Deer Tick to reinvigorate 21st century twang-laden bops, Blitzen Trapper keeps its aesthetics close.

It chooses acoustic guitar grime for a straight-forward, saloon-style integrity. Lead vocalist Eric Early chokes out tales of a derelict protagonist pursued by his demons on "Thirsty Man."

"Shine On" commences with Early as he sings, "It ain't no love like a love that's gone/The love's in spite of the loveless kind." A sentiment for jealous love, "Shine On" rings with a psychedelic synth patch that goes through a rigmarole of guitar and percussion to be heard.

Quiet with contemplation, "Don't Be a Stranger" muses over the lengthy cord of love that ties two peoples hearts together. "If you love me/Don't be a stranger," requests Early as his vagabond anti-hero strolls into another town.

All photos by Kelsey McClure

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