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Wild Mountain Trapper


No blogs in two days! How did you even survive? Hopefully it just made you hungrier for the replenishing sustenance of "the rock 'n' roll."

We're back with a Portland band that was one of the first "blog bands" to catch my ear when I started this site last August. Blitzen Trapper are as scattered as they are melodically inclined, preaching the gospel of rollicking pop-infused alt-indie-rock across this Wild Mountain Nation. Toss some folk in there somewhere, too. Their music leads me to believe the six gentlemen responsible might be pretty sweet to befriend. They might be the kind of dudes that'll pick up their instruments in the middle of the night and bang out a fresh tune, or invite the neighborhood over for s'mores. I, for one, would never turn down a s'more from musicians like this. "Summertwin", "Jericho", and "Futures & Folly" sound like s'mores taste. Gooey, sticky, melty, and perfect. Put it in your ear.

Listen:
Futures & Folly (fixed)
Wild Mountain Nation
[from Wild Mountain Nation|buy]

Previously on linesthroughlines:
Jericho [highly rec'd]
Cool Love #1
[Wild Mountain Nation outtakes]

Seattle WA Sat 6/23 @ Chop Suey (w/ Marnie Stern) ---- Portland OR Thu 6/28 @ Holocene (w/ Shaky Hands, Pseudosix) ----- San Francisco CA Wed 7/11 @ Bottom of the Hill * ---- Los Angeles CA Fri 7/13 @ Spaceland *
Tempe AZ Sat 7/14 @ Stinkweeds * ---- Austin TX Mon 7/16 @ Emo's Lounge * ------ Dallas TX Tue 7/17 @ The Loft * ---- Houston TX Wed 7/18 @ Walter's on Washington * ----- Hattiesburg MS Thu 7/19 @ Thirsty Hippo * ---- Atlanta GA Fri 7/20 @ Drunken Unicorn * ---- Wilmington NC Sat 7/21 @ Bella Festa * ---- Washington DC Sun 7/22 @ Rock and Roll Hotel * ----- Philadelphia PA Mon 7/23 @ Johnny Brenda’s * ---- Allston MA Tue 7/24 @ Great Scott *
New York NY Wed 7/25 @ Mercury Lounge * ---- Buffalo NY Thu 7/26 @ The Icon * ---- Ann Arbor MI Fri 7/27 @ Blind Pig * ---- Chicago IL Sat 7/28 @ Empty Bottle - ---- Minneapolis MN Sun 7/29 @ Triple Rock Social Club ---- Omaha NE Mon 7/30 @ The Slowdown ---- Denver CO Tue 7/31 @ Hi-Dive ---- Salt Lake City UT Wed 8/01 @ Kilby Court ----- Seattle WA Fri 08/03 @ The Crocodile Cafe (w/ Jennifer Gentle)

1 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

I just moved to Portland, and I'm starting to get into the music scene. I'm definitely digging Blitzen Trapper. Thanks for the tip. :-)

3:36 AM  

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