Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Blitzen Trapper: "Heaven and Earth"

Blitzen Trapper's Furr was one of the best albums of '08, and yesterday we got a taste of their new album Destroyer of the Void which comes out June 8th on Sub Pop. Blitzen Trapper is largely the brainchild of lead singer Eric Earley, but has always occupied two songwriting worlds; with one half channeling a psyched-out rock version of Americana, and the other a softer more backwoods style of folk. Sometimes, this dichotomy succeeds, while at others leads to inconsistent output. From the first listen, it seems Blitzen Trapper will continue further down the (much better) road towards 70s flavored folk-rock perfection, with with M. Ward / Bright Eyes producer Mike Coykendal at the helm and even featuring one of our favorite vocalists Alela Diane. Tracklist and tour dates after the jump.

Destroyer of the Void:

01 Destroyer of the Void
02 Laughing Lover
03 Below the Hurricane
04 The Man Who Would Speak True
05 Love and Hate
06 Heaven and Earth
07 Dragon's Song
08 The Tree [ft. Alela Diane]
09 Evening Star
10 Lover Leave Me Drowning
11 The Tailor
12 Sadie

Blitzen Trapper:

03-28 Portland, OR - McMenamins Kennedy School
05-15 Minehead, England - ATP Festival
05-17 London, England - Borderline
05-18 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli
05-19 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
05-20 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
06-02 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
06-03 Missoula, MT - The Palace
06-04 Bozeman, MT - The Filling Station
06-06 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
06-07 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
06-09 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
06-10 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
06-13 Charlotte, NC - Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
06-14 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
06-15 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
06-16 New York, NY - Webster Hall
06-18 Lancaster, PA - TBA
06-19 Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Club
06-20 Cincinnati, OH - TBA
06-21 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
06-22 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
06-24 Aspen, CO - TBA
06-27 Albuquerque, NM - TBA
06-28 Phoenix, AZ - TBA
06-29 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
07-01-02 Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival
08-01 Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival

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