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16 Jan 2016

Ahead of  European tour dates next month, Blitzen Trapper have released Mystery and Wonder.  The 3-track EP includes two exclusive new non-album tracks: “Let The Cards Fall (Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic)” and “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”.  The latter is a traditional American folk tune most recently best known from the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou?”. The band were asked to record their own interpretation of the song by the makers of US TV show Fargo. It was subsequently featured in the series (Season 2, Episode 6) and is released here by popular demand.

The title track is taken from their new album “All Across This Land“, out now on Lojinx CD, LP and digital.

The band head for European shores next month for an extensive run of dates that cover Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

06 FEB 16 Le Botanique, Brussels (BE)
07 FEB 16 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (UK)
08 FEB 16 The Lexington, London (UK)
10 FEB 16 Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) [“Blitzen Trapper plays Neil Young’s Harvest”]
11 FEB 16 C-Mine, Genk (BE)
12 FEB 16 Doornroosje, Nijmegen (NL)
13 FEB 16 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (NL)
14 FEB 16 Hafenklang, Hamburg (DE)
15 FEB 16 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (DK)
16 FEB 16 Atlas, Aarhus (DK)
17 FEB 16 Pustervik, Gothenborg (SE)
18 FEB 16 The Crossroad Club, Oslo (NO)
19 FEB 16 Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
20 FEB 16 Privat Club, Berlin (DE)

Tickets available now at your preferred vendor. Get the Mystery and Wonder EP on iTunes, Spotify or download direct from Lojinx.

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Blitzen Trapper - All Across This Land
Blitzen Trapper - Mystery and Wonder EP (Fargo)
14 Jan 2016

Clash Magazine has premiered the new Blitzen Trapper video for “Mystery and Wonder”. Released tomorrow is the Mystery and Wonder EP that includes two exclusive new songs: “Let The Cards Fall (Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic)” and “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”. The latter, a traditional American folk tune most recently known from “O Brother Where Art Thou?”, was recently recorded by the band for hit US TV show Fargo, in which it features.

The Mystery and Wonder EP is out tomorrow. Watch the video at Clash Magazine here.

 

22 Dec 2015

DOWNLOAD & GIVE! It’s the season of giving and we are so stoked to share our song ‘Christmas Is Coming Soon’ as a pay-what-you-wish download. All proceeds will go directly to Mercy Corps, who’s mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping to build secure, productive and just communities in some of the toughest places in the world. Download and give here: http://bit.ly/1J26ic8

Ten o’clock and all is well
April fools, string of shells
Countless blanks fired at will
Rocks upon the window sill
Christmas is coming soon…

Steve McQueen, high school girls
Blow a kiss, sandy pearls
Bullet holes, hidden scars
Making love in a stolen car
Christmas is coming soon…

Carefully she climbs up into the tree
Her radio sits below in the snow
Fill the night with songs
As she waits for dawn

Christmas is coming soon

Donkey kong, candle wax
Muddy stains on brand new slacks
Ten o’clock and all is well
Messy hair and jingle bells
Christmas is coming soon…

26 Nov 2015

Blitzen Trapper‘s version of American folk song “Man Of Constant Sorrow” is featured in the latest episode of hit US TV series Fargo (Series 2, Episode 6).

It’s a a song that, over the years, has been recorded by the likes of Ginger Baker’s Air Force, with non other than Denny Lane (of Moody Blues & Wings) on lead vocal, and Bob Dylan but is probably best known in recent history from a version recorded for the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, performed by Dan Tyminski and credited as the fictional “Soggy Bottom Boys”.

23 Nov 2015

06 FEB 16 Le Botanique, Brussels (BE)
07 FEB 16 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (UK)
08 FEB 16 The Lexington, London (UK)
10 FEB 16 Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) [“Blitzen Trapper plays Neil Young’s Harvest”]
11 FEB 16 C-Mine, Genk (BE)
12 FEB 16 Doornroosje, Nijmegen (NL)
13 FEB 16 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (NL)
14 FEB 16 Hafenklang, Hamburg (DE)
15 FEB 16 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (DK)
16 FEB 16 Atlas, Aarhus (DK)
17 FEB 16 Pustervik, Gothenborg (SE)
18 FEB 16 The Crossroad Club, Oslo (NO)
19 FEB 16 Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
20 FEB 16 Privat Club, Berlin (DE)

Tickets available now at your preferred vendor.

02 Oct 2015

While continuing to explore broad stylistic territory, Blitzen Trapper’s eighth studio album, a 10-song collection titled All Across This Land, stands as an exceptionally focused and immediate effort. Though it follows 2013’s somewhat experimental VII, a futuristic hip-hop/country-rock hybrid, All Across This Land, in contrast, is a top-down, tightly defined piece of classic rock and roll, full of big riffs, bigger hooks and compelling, instantly relatable lyrics. In sound and scope it recalls two of the band’s more beloved albums, 2008’s breakthrough fourth effort, Furr, and 2011’s landmark American Goldwing.

Blitzen Trapper All Across This LandWe recorded it specifically to be a two guitar, bass, drums and piano record,” Earley says. “Every song is a band song, and arranged just how we’d play it onstage. Because at this point, we’ve made tons of records and we’ve played tons of shows. And the people who come out to see us, they understand what we’re doing and they don’t care about genres or anything like that. They’re more interested in our actual specific unique personality as a band.

As for what that specific personality is? “I think there’s two kinds of songs I love to write,” Earley says. “I love songs that rock hard and that just make you feel good, and then I love songs that are sad and introspective and touch you in a very deep place.

Which, in essence, is exactly what Blitzen Trapper puts forth on All Across This Land. “I was trying to distill everything down to those two things,” Earley explains. And if, in doing so, the band happens to pick up a host of different sounds and styles along the way, so be it. “We’re never going to be a band that plays the same song over and over again,” he says. “We like to explore. And sometimes that’s not so easy for people to deal with. But we’re going to just keep on doing what we do.

All Across This Land is out now.