Posts Tagged ‘Blitzen Trapper’

Ten new songs for you collected from the week’s new releases. Lots to discover including two stunning covers by The Tallest Man On Earth and Marie Danielle, snotty punk done to perfection by Amyl & The Sniffers, tracks from Americana heavyweights Deer Tick and Blitzen Trapper and classic country from Margo Price. Plenty more besides… enjoy.

  1. The Tallest Man On Earth – Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell cover)
  2. Deer Tick – Card House
  3. Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts featuring Karen O – Talisa
  4. Margo Price – A Little Pain
  5. Gun Outfit – Strange Insistence
  6. The Dream Syndicate – Filter Me Through You
  7. Amyl & The Sniffers – I’m Not A Loser
  8. Marie Danielle – White Shoes  (Conor Oberst cover)
  9. Blitzen Trapper – Rebel
  10. Acid Tongue – Humpty Dumpty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wild & Reckless is the title of a new musical from Americana stalwarts Blitzen Trapper that debuts in their hometown of Portland next month (opens 24th March at The Armory).

Frontman Eric Early told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s the story of a kid that comes to the city looking to play music, [but] instead he meets and falls for this girl; she turns out to be addicted to this opioid type drug…The drug’s origins are tied up with lightning as an energy source, the harvesting of lightning. [That] happens to impart certain strange abilities to the girl. At its core, it’s a love story, with this bizarre rabbit hole that this guy goes down following after this girl he loves.

The soundtrack will be available as a limited-edition LP (show sales only) containing all of the songs in the musical. It is a mix of older and new songs (it includes the wonderful Black River Killer amongst others) and the band have shared the excellent Love Live On from it.

Listen below. Get tickets here.

 

US cult Americana-rockers, and very long-standing MM faves, Blitzen Trapper are releasing new three-track EP titled Mystery And Wonder today ahead of their February European tour including UK dates in London and Brighton.

They have just unveiled the video for the EP’s title track which we think you’ll agree is neither short of either of those attributes…it’s a perfectly crafted track, breathing with melancholy and folk-soul.

The EP also features the band’s own version of traditional tune I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, which they were asked to record specifically for US TV show Fargo (another of our favourites). Take our word for it, it’s a cracking version!

 

UK Live Dates:
7th Feb The Hope, Brighton
8th Feb The Lexington, London

Festive Fayre (24): Blitzen Trapper

In recognition of the season of giving, Blitzen Trapper have shared a song off their debut self-titled release, Christmas Is Coming Soon, as a pay-what-you-wish download.

All proceeds will go directly to Mercy Corps, who’s mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping to build secure, productive and just communities in some of the toughest places in the world.

Frontman Eric Earley, “This is the only Christmas song I’ve ever written, sort of the Christmas song equivalent of a dark comedy. We wanted to create a small way for our fans to pair with us in giving this holiday season through Mercy Corps which has been doing great work since 1979 helping people in need around the world.”

Click through to make a donation and buy the song.

 

Here are a few more new videos that we’ve been enjoying ready for your viewing pleasure. Dive into new offerings from J Fernandez, Eskimeaux, Blitzen Trapper, Drenge, Destruction Unit, The Hanging Stars, Bully and Valley Maker.

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After last week’s bonanza collection we’re back to an altogether more manageable collection of nine songs gathered up from the past seven days just for you.

  1. Calexico – Tapping On The Line
  2. Blitzen Trapper – Love Grow Cold
  3. Alex Chilltown – Cwtch
  4. Lucero – Can’t You Hear Them Howl
  5. Sun Kil Moon – The Weeping Song (live) (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds cover)
  6. Avers – Calling Out To You
  7. Woozy – Gilding The Lily
  8. Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – Sealong Hair
  9. Laura Stevenson – Jellyfish

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Blitzen Trapper, one of our favourite and most enduring bands on MM, are set to release All Across This Land on October 2 via Lojinx in Europe and on Vagrant in the US.

By incorporating a vast array of influences, they have released albums in the past that touch on a myriad of genres: indie, folk, rock, roots, alt country, psychedelia and pop, while maintaining a sound that is distinctly their own.

We are hugely looking forward to the release, and the band have offered up Lonesome Angel with its classic 70s easygoing, Laurel Canyon feel as free download to more than whet the appetite.

Grab it below.

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Blitzen Trapper Cover Neil Young

To celebrate Record Store Day, Blitzen Trapper are releasing a note-perfect live cover of Neil Young’s seminal Harvest album.

This is their faithful, and reverent, cover of Heart of Gold.

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1. Mark Lanegan Band – Harvest Home
2. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Everybody Knows
3. Hollis Brown – Wait For Me Virginia
4. Diarrhea Planet – Heatwave
5. Blitzen Trapper – To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) (Ryan Adams Cover)
6. Field Report – Marigolden

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Mad Mackerel's Best of February 2014

Another month, another free mix of the best of our downloads from February. As always the mix includes some new tunes too from the retro 60s swagger of The Rebel Light, quirky bedroom pop from Copenhagen’s Eerie Glue, the excellent Lou Reed inspired, slacker rock of Posse, and King of Prussia’s literate, indie pop jangle.

Download them all below.

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The Woodgrains – Devils Disheveled
Three-part, dream-drifting harmonies, and powerful riffs.


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Milkman’s Union – Apple
Revamped country-folk dirge, with flourishes of psychedelica, free jazz, and maybe just a dash of Black Sabbath doom and gloom.

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New Dirt – Big Muff Scream
Loud, lo-fi energy, girl-guy harmonies, reverb soaked guitars & noisy guitar pop influences.

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Chalk And Numbers – Angelfuck
60s doo-wop style, indie rock inspired, Misfits cover

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Blitzen Trapper – Coming Home
Outtake from Blitzen Trappers new album VII. They describe it as “good old-fashioned country funk, with horns and banjos side by side“.


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I Am The Albatross – Strugglin’
Stumbling, lost soul’s barroom lament before exploding into a blistering barn-burner.


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Alana Amram & The Rough Gems – People Like To Talk
Slightly spooky Americana as it rattles along on the back of some really fine pedal steel work.


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O’Messy Life – Challenger
Guitar based indie rock that, according to the band, had Kris Kristoffersen, Jason Molina, Willie Nelson and others in mind whilst writing.

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Cate Le Bon – He’s Leaving
Sounds like it was waiting to be discovered on a previously unheard Velvet Underground album.


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A Mini Tribe – These Days
Stripped back, gloriously spartan version of Nico’s These Days.

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The Lowest Pair – Living Is Dying
Backporch folk with sweet double banjos.


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The Sea The Sea – Love We Are We Love
Gently intricate folk harmonies.


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The Native Sibling – Carry You
Sweet offering from brother and sister folk duo


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And those new tunes – just click through on each to download.

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