Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing

Portland quintet, Blitzen Trapper, have just released that their sixth studio album, American Goldwing, will be out on September 12 on Sub Pop Records.

Luckily, I’ve got hold of a free track for you all to listen to. It’s the title track, American Goldwing.

Blitzen Trapper are a modern day Lynyrd Skynyrd (without the racism and hopefully drugs). Becoming recognised for their ability to tell stories in their lyrics, they have not failed to provide such stories in their newest batch of songs.

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper and a pug dog...

Vocalist, Mark Earley describes the album: “American Goldwing is us letting our loves and early influences hang out for all to see.

“We entered into the sounds we grew up with – the hard guitar rock and country picking of our younger years mixed with glimmers of our usual space-aging technology and pawn shop Casios”.

This album is by Earley’s own admission: “…heavy guitar riffs and blasting drum fills live side-by-side with plucking banjos, wailing harmonicas and muddy slide guitars. The earthiness of these songs will make you want to get loaded and get in a fight, or find a girl and fall in love forever, simultaneously.”

Take a listen to the track here.

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