Presumably named after George Constanza’s child, Seven, their new album has them revisiting their 2008 album, Wild Mountain Nation, for inspiration. Still cranking out their own brand of Americana, VII sees some funky elements included as well.
Heck, the album’s lead track Feel The Chill begins like a Beasties track before Earley leads them on a slice of rambling Americana. The second track, Shine On. sees the band joined by gospel singer, Liz Vice, giving the track nice texture as Earley’s voice blends real nice his Vice’s. Earth (Fever Called Love) starts off sounding like a Gayngs track and then drifts into something off some early Beck records. Its a quirky tune that has become my favorite track on the album.
Still at the heart of all that is good about Blitzen Trapper is Earle’s ability to spin a yarn. Ever Loved Once and Thirsty Man and paint such vivid pictures that you feel like you were there when Earley penned the vocals
Blitzen Trapper will be at Lincoln Hall tonight along with Phox. If you haven’t seen Blitzen Trapper, I suggest you remedy that tonight as their shows never disappoint.
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