DOWNLOAD: First New Blitzen Trapper Song!


On September 13, Portland, OR’s experimental folk rockers Blitzen Trapper will release their sixth full-length studio album, American Goldwing, via Sub Pop — and now the first taste of the LP has made its way online. Download the title track in the widget below — in exchange for an email address, which goes to the band.

The song is classic Blitzen: It’s a tripped-out country rock jam with blaring harmonica, dueling piano solos, space-y synth effects, and honky-tonk guitar riffs all set to a truckin’ drum beat. Frontman Eric Earley adds his hallmark ramblin’-talk storytelling, this time a tale about a wanderer who “left my home and all my money to wrestle with the wind.”

“These songs will make you want to get loaded and get in a fight, or find a girl and fall in love forever, simultaneously,” Earley said of American Goldwing. “It’s me trying to evoke a true American nostalgia.”

Blitzen Trapper tour dates:
7/19, Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
?7/20, Denver, CO (The Bluebird Theater)
7/22, Kansas City, MO (Riot Room)
7/23, St. Louis, MO (Firebird)
?7/24, Chicago, IL? (Wicker Park Festival)
7/25, Chicago, IL? (The Blue Moose TapHouse)
?7/26, Omaha, NE (Slowdown)
7/28, Bozeman, MT? (The Filling Station)
7/29, Spokane, WA? (A Club)
7/30, Spokane, WA? (Seasons Performance Hall)


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