Cubicle-penned office drones in desperate need of a vacation would be well served by heaping headphones full of Blitzen Trapper. The Portland, OR sextet — who recently opened for current Spin cover boys Modest Mouse (read more) — takes the best of the great outdoors and somehow distills it into their playfully folksy, experimental indie rock. “Boss King” brings confident whistle blues and gritty guitars to those of us more used to pounding the pavement than off-roading. Blitzen Trapper’s third album, Wild Mountain Nation, will be self-released into the wild on June 12. BRIANA MOWREY
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Blitzen Trapper – “Boss King” DOWNLOAD MP3
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