Published Jul 30, 2013Portland-based Americana ensemble Blitzen Trapper have announced they're ready to follow up their 2011 set American Goldwing with a new LP called VII, unveiling new tune "Ever Loved Once" in the process.
The track finds the band in full-on back-porch mode, with chicken-pickin' banjo licks, pedal steel, and harmonica honks taking charge of the country-touched melody. The group's multi-part, CSNY-appreciating vocal harmonies, meanwhile, support a narrative about a guy rekindling a relationship with a long lost flame.
You can find out what happens to the small town lovers of yore in the player down below, courtesy of Rolling Stone.
VII, as you may imagine, will be the band's seventh full-length effort, and their first for new label Vagrant. It will hit stores October 1.
Blitzen Trapper will also head out on a North American tour, which includes a Toronto date on October 5. You can see the schedule below.
08/17 Denver, CO - Cultivate Music Festival
08/24 Monterey, CA - First City Festival
09/17 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
09/18 St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
09/19 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's
09/20-22 Bristol, VA - Bristol Rhythm & Roots
09/23 Nashville, TN - Mercury Lounge
09/24 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
09/26 Saxapahaw, NC - The Haw River Ballroom
09/27 Washington, DC - Black Cat
09/28 Hartford, CT - Arch Street Tavern
09/29 Boston, MA - Royale
09/30 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/03 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/04 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall
10/05 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
10/08 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
10/09 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10/10 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
10/12 Bozeman, MT - The Filling Station
10/13 Missoula, MT - Top Hat