Published Jun 20, 2011Fuzzy Portland-based folk rockers Blitzen Trapper are back with another full-length. The troupe have been around for over a decade, but the last few years have seen them go into overdrive. With a ton of momentum propelling their eclectic tunes, the act will issue American Goldwing, their fourth release on Sub Pop, this September.
According to a press release, the follow-up to 2010's Destroyer of the Void runs the gamut lyrically, from "falling in love to drug running good old boys and the final high school dance."
"It's me trying to evoke a true American nostalgia," lead singer and songwriter Eric Earley said in a statement. "It's about those feelings of being trapped in a small town. That fine line between the rural and the suburban settings that define much of America, that line between love and loss that occurs when you find yourself taking it too easy and sticking around a lonesome town for far too long."
Musically, Earley says the album finds the band just as experimental as ever, combining "the hard guitar rock and country picking of our younger years mixed with glimmers of our usual space-aging technology and pawn shop Casios." A tracklisting has yet to pop up, but a down-home trailer, which you can see below, is full of campfires, pickup trucks and features a rustic harmonica and acoustic guitar jam.
"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," Earley said.
American Goldwing comes out September 13, and the band have a series of U.S. shows booked for this month. You can see the schedule here.