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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 - Mystery and Wonder EP (Fargo)

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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.


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22 Sep 2015

The Wall Street Journal has premiered “Love Grow Cold”, a new song from Blitzen Trapper’s forthcoming album All Across This Land.

WSJ: The song is a wistful blend of downcast synthesizers, steel guitar and bright washes of reverberating electric guitar, along with Earley’s worn-in voice as he beseeches, “Honey, don’t you let your love grow cold.” The singer says he took inspiration from Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” and the Replacements’ “Rock and Roll Ghost.

I wanted it to be moody and tragic,” Earley says by email. “The lyrics are an attempt to call someone back from the edge where they might be wanting to give up on love.

Pre-Order on iTunes and get THREE tracks now:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AllAcrossThisLand
Store: http://smarturl.it/BTStore


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14 Aug 2015

Blitzen Trapper‘s new album All Across This Land is now available for pre-order on CD, download and 180g vinyl LP.

iTunes pre-orders include 2 instant grat tracks, the title track All Across This Land and Lonesome Angel. Lojinx direct pre-orders have the choice of high resolution uncompressed 24-bit WAV or AIFF files, or high quality MP3, also included with CD & vinyl pre-orders.

Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land

All Across This Land will be released on the 2nd of October.


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14 Aug 2015

Blitzen Trapper‘s new album All Across This Land is now available for pre-order on CD, download and 180g vinyl LP.

iTunes pre-orders include 2 instant grat tracks, the title track All Across This Land and Lonesome Angel. Lojinx direct pre-orders have the choice of high resolution uncompressed 24-bit WAV or AIFF files, or high quality MP3, also included with CD & vinyl pre-orders.

Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AllAcrossThisLand (with instant grat tracks)
Amazon CD: http://ljx.cc/BlitzenAmazonCD
Amazon LP: http://ljx.cc/BlitzenAmazonLP
Lojinx Direct: http://ljx.to/btaatl (CD, LP & high-res digital)

All Across This Land will be released on the 2nd of October.


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22 Jul 2015

BAND UNVEILS NEW TRACK “LONESOME ANGEL” AS FREE DOWNLOAD

Acclaimed Portland, Oregon rock quintet Blitzen Trapper is set to release All Across This Land on October 2 via Lojinx in Europe (on Vagrant in the US). 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. View new the ALBUM TRAILER:

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.

Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land

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.

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22 Jul 2015

Acclaimed Portland, Oregon rock quintet Blitzen Trapper is set to release All Across This Land on October 2nd, on Lojinx. 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.

Pre-order details coming soon, meanwhile album track Lonesome Angel is available now for free download:

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