Blitzen Trapper will visit The Record Exchange for an in-store performance at 6:30 p.m. (NOTE NEW TIME) Wednesday, Oct. 20. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.
Later that night, Blitzen Trapper will perform at The Knitting Factory, and if you buy Blitzen Trapper’s new album Destroyer of the Void at the in-store (on sale for $11.99), you’ll get a FREE TICKET (while supplies last) to the Knitting Factory show courtesy of your friends at The Record Exchange and The Knitting Factory! We also have some cool Blitzen Trapper koozies to give away with purchase, too.
Blitzen Trapper is based in Portland, Oregon. There are six of them in the band and they’ve been together since 2000. Over the course of their four full-length albums to date, including their revelatory 2008 Sub Pop release Furr, front man Eric Earley’s considerable poetic talents and his band’s hard-earned chops have gained them a growing international audience.
The band’s continuing exploration of American music that spans from the ‘60s folk movement to the country sounds of the ’70s, to the pop balladry and prog rock of the ’80s has earned it notice ranging from Rolling Stone magazine to late-night network television to Yo Gabba Gabba, among a great many others.
In January 2009 and again in January 2010, Earley and a few of his bandmates entered the attic studio of lauded Portland musician and studio engineer Mike Coykendall (Bright Eyes, M Ward, She & Him) to work on what would become Destroyer of the Void. And the resulting new album takes Blitzen Trapper further than ever before, building on the band’s seamless marriage of the familiar and the fantastic to, literally, create an otherworldly experience.