I'd do a review of the new one, if Sub Pop would have forwarded me a copy.
So out of complete affection towards the last album, I'll merely give the band the honor of reminding viewers that Blitzen Trapper have a new album today.
I make this short and let the press release do its thing.
Sub Pop Records is proud to announce the new album from Blitzen Trapper entitled American Goldwing. Available today, American Goldwing is full of the introspective and striking storytelling that countless critics have fallen in love with.
With subjects ranging from fighting to falling in love, drug running with the good old boys and the final high school dance, American Goldwing is a freewheeling collection that balances the roughness of rock ‘n’ roll with fateful heartfelt loss. “It’s me trying to evoke a true American nostalgia” explains lead singer and songwriter Eric Earley.
“My vision and focus while writing our new album was on the inescapable past” Eric adds. “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.”
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. 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.”
Don't get too excited about the video below. It's just a 30 second trailer. That's right. They pieced together a trailer for a new album rather than give us a reason to fall in love with a song from the album.