Third Man Records announces Blitzen Trapper Live LP


photo credit – Jamie Goodsell

Under the stewardship of Sub Pop and Vagrant records, Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper is 8 studio albums deep into the a successful career as a modern folk-rock band, led by Eric Earley, dubbed by Paste as the “Tom Petty of the Northwest.” Earley’s songs read like stories you could’ve sworn you’ve heard before, and his band’s straightforward and every-so-slightly anthemic landscapes make for nearly universal likability – a real feat in these days of niche tastes and fragmented genres. Blitzen Trapper brought their (quite welcome!) Pacific Northwestern sensibilities, along with swampy and distinctly Floridian opener Lauris Vidal to wet Third Man’s collective whistle, to the Blue Room Stage on March 16, 2016. The live record that resulted, which was cut direct-to-acetate on Third Man’s 1955 Scully lathe, is available for pre-order today and officially in stores onSeptember 2nd. The band has shared the first release from the session today on Paste who called it “lush, pining, and folky.” Album art and full tracklisting are below.

The band have also announced a headlining fall tour, “Blitzen Trapper- Songbook: A Night of Stories & Songs.” Starting in mid September, the tour will consist of all band members, but a stripped-down acoustic experience that will feature Blitzen Trapper telling stories and sharing the inspirations behind some of their most beloved songs, including those from their favorite songwriters and influences.  A full list of dates can be found below.

Blitzen Trapper Live at Third Man Records Tracklist:
1) Rock and Roll
2) Nights Were Made For Love
3) Texaco
4) Cadillac Road
5) Love Grow Cold
6) Lonesome Angel
7) Black River Killer
8) Love The Way You Walk Away
9) Furr
10) All Across The Land

Fall North American Tour

September 14th – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
September 15th – Fort Collins, CO – Downtown Artery
September 16th – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
September 17th – Canon City, CO – Royal Gorge Bridge Adventure **
September 19th – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
September 20th – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
September 21st – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
September 22nd – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo Coffee
September 23rd – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
September 24th – Chicago, IL – City Winery
September 25th – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig
September 27th – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
September 28th – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space
September 29th – New York, NY – City Winery (TWO SHOWS)
September 30th – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
October 1st – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
October 2nd – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre w/ Real Estate **
October 3rd – Nashville, TN – City Winery
October 5th – Atlanta, GA – City Winery
October 6th – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
October 7th – Asheville, NC – RiverLink’s RiverMusic Concert **
October 8th – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
October 9th – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
October 20th – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
October 21st – Reno, NV – The Saint
October 22nd – Sebastopol, CA – Hopmonk Tavern
October 23rd – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
October 24th – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
October 25th – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
October 26th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
October 28th – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
October 29th – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

**NOT “Songbook: A Night of Stories & Songs” Performances