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Blitzen Trapper

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Blitzen Trapper
With Pearly Gate Music
Sat, Oct 2, 2010 9 PM
"A quintessential display of their shape-shifting abilities…endlessly morphing chord progression and twangy vocal harmonies"—PopMatters

Blitzen Trapper, a sextet from Portland, Oregon, emphasize strong harmonic singing and an experimental attitude towards an encyclopedic range of classic rock references. From Furr, their critically acclaimed 2008 breakthrough album, to Destroyer of the Void, a recent Sub Pop release, their neo-psychedelic folk-rock connects well with fans of bands like Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear. Yet Blitzen Trapper have defined their own musical identity while tapping into sonic adventures reminiscent of the late Beatles or the rustic strains of Bob Dylan or Neil Young. Beautiful stylistic textures and striking instrumental passages characterize their overall sound, as they reach for fresh territory they can claim as solely their own.

Pearly Gate Music (the talented Zach Tillman and varied musicians) crafts lovely songs from his remarkable singing, stirring lyrics, and unusual melodic sense.

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