Blitzen Trapper – “All Across This Land” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band focuses more on the rock on their new single, with fabulous results.

Touted as a return to the “classic” sound of the band, which man will associate with the 2008 breakthrough Furr, Portland folk-rockers Blitzen Trapper are set to release their eighth album All Across This Land in the fall. If ever there was an indication that the record promises to be a return to the sunny, riff-oriented classic rock sounds the band has excelled at for so long, it’s the title track.

Tapping into the sun-dappled sounds of early-1970s blues rock, classic Laurel Canyon rock, and of course the perpetual influence of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, “All Across This Land” is a perfect balm for the dog days of summer, its breezy optimism reflected in the accompanying “visualette”. It’s the kind of track you want to blast in the car with the windows rolled down. And if you have a mobile device, you most certainly can right now. Just don’t watch the clip while driving, whatever you do!

All Across This Land will be released 2 October on Vagrant.