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Blitzen Trapper on the Afterlife, Schizophrenia, Civil Unrest and Our Place in the Cosmos

Influenced by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Blitzen Trapper's new album Holy Smokes, Future Jokes plumbs the comedic horror of the human condition.

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Blitzen Trapper Nation: Eric Earley Wakes, Discusses Latest in Long Line of Fine Moments

Blitzen Trapper continues to release gorgeous, emotion-provoking albums that raise more questions than they answer. And that's alright.

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Blitzen Trapper - "All Across This Land" (audio) (premiere)

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

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Blitzen Trapper: Live Harvest

To a certain extent, Blitzen Trapper's desire to retrace Neil Young’s fourth and arguably most famous album, Harvest provides some practical purpose; that is, to reestablish their Americana allegiance.

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Various Artists: While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records

After 20 years of steady releases and catalog development, the rest of the country has finally caught up to the vision of Bloodshot Records.

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Blitzen Trapper: VII

Now veterans releasing their seventh album, Portland's Blitzen Trapper lose their way somewhat in attempting to update their sound.

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The Best Americana of 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.

Steve Leftridge and Jeff Strowe
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Stranger in a Stranger Land: An Interview with Blitzen Trapper

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 ...

Josh Antonuccio
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Blitzen Trapper: American Goldwing

Portland alt-countryish rockers Blitzen Trapper take to the road with an accomplished sixth album steeped in a bygone America.

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Blitzen Trapper: Furr

Furr is a brilliant album, one that becomes more and more of an American Music history lesson the more it unfolds.

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Blitzen Trapper: Wild Mountain Nation

Wild Mountain Nation is a feast for name-droppers, lads, and the rest of us.

Tyler Womack

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