BY CHRISTINE E. HOLDING // A dusty Rock hybrid.
Blitzen Trapper has delivered one of their very best. The title track “All Across This Land” will have you rocking down the highway or running that extra mile from the moment you press play. Seasoned fans will recall elements of their earlier albums Furr and American Goldwing. If Blitzen Trapper is new to you then you’re in for a sonic specialty craft brew with these Portland-based troubadours. Blitzen Trapper’s always had a knack for blending their influences across genres and eras while inventing a sound that is uniquely their own but also familiar, like a well worn pair of your favorite boots. “Love Grow Cold” and “Across The River” are creatively tinged with echoes of Dylan with a dash of Westerberg. Earley’s lyrical stories deepen with each listen, that’s one of the rare gifts of his songwriting style. You’ll be singing along before you know it to their Alt-Country-Indie-Rock-hybrid anthems like “Let The Cards Fall” and jangly ballads like “Even If You Don’t” and “Mystery and Wonder.” Catch them live November 9TH at HiFi Music Hall in Eugene, OR.
Blitzen Trapper’s album All Across This Land was (mixed by James Brown - Foo Fighters, U2)..