Tuesday, December 20 2011
If you ask a critic or music fan to define Americana, be prepared for an avalanche of diverse responses of opinion. Still, there remain some constant benchmarks, such as pedal steel, fiddle, acoustic guitars -- and good songwriting.
Wednesday, October 12 2011
Following the breakthrough of their last album, Eric Earley of Blitzen Trapper sits down to talk about the genesis of American Goldwing, revealing how some songs were written in mere minutes ...
Wednesday, January 19 2011
The three-day 2010 edition of Slipped Discs kicks off with the folk rock of Blitzen Trapper, the collaboration of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the timeless pop of Crowded House, the brilliant hip-hop of Drake, and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.
Friday, December 19 2008
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.
Wednesday, September 14 2011
Portland alt-countryish rockers Blitzen Trapper take to the road with an accomplished sixth album steeped in a bygone America.
Monday, June 7 2010
Blitzen Trapper have cohesively stirred their nostalgic influences into a single, wildly chaotic sonic joyride.
Friday, September 11 2009
More road-worn tunes from Portland indie folkies prove solid but unsurprising.
Monday, September 29 2008
Furr is a brilliant album, one that becomes more and more of an American Music history lesson the more it unfolds.
Tuesday, June 12 2007
Wild Mountain Nation is a feast for name-droppers, lads, and the rest of us.
Monday, July 20 2009
Indie faves Blitzen Trapper play a live set for Morning Becomes Eclectic and chat with the KCRW host.
Tuesday, July 7 2009
The always impressive Blitzen Trapper unleashes an impressively artistic new video for "Black River Killer".
Wednesday, March 4 2009
Eric Earley does not particularly enjoy being pelted with questions about the material he wrote for Blitzen Trapper's "Furr" CD. "I hate thinking about what…