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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blitzen Trapper Release New Video

New album, American Goldwing, out September 13th on Sub-Pop.


In support of their upcoming album American Goldwing, out September 13th on Sub Pop Records, Blitzen Trapper is excited to give fans a sneak peak by streaming their new album on Paste Magazine. Listen here.

Praised by The New York Times for flirting “with fuzz-tone riffs and proto-psychedelic Southern rock, diversifying a 1970s fixation” American Goldwing is “stubbornly engaging, filled with characters who drink and regret it, and struggle to understand their own decisions. Tucked amid the pastiche are good laments like [songs] “Taking It Easy Too Long,” a rueful self-evaluation, and ‘Love The Way You Walk Away,’ a brokenhearted shrug.”

Watch the brand new video for “Love The Way You Walk Away”.

Beginning October 7th in Petaluma, CA, Blitzen Trapper will embark on a six-week North America co-headlining tour with Dawes. Tour dates below.

Under The Radarraves, “Blitzen Trapper’s gnarled musical roots are so diverse and far-reaching that when they make a ‘back to their roots’ album such as American Goldwing it’s not a retread of past glories. Instead, [American Goldwing] is another delightful tinkering with the dusty engine of Americana music.” Guitar World adds “accessible and a melodic take on folk and country … [American Goldwing] sees Blitzen Trapper expanding their sound and subject matter, exploring American history and the bewildering nature of relationships.”

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TOUR DATES (more to be announced shortly):

With Dawes:

October 7th Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA

October 8th SoHo Santa Barbara, CA

October 9th Belly Up Solana Beach, CA

October 10th Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ

October 13th Club Dada Dallas, TX

October 14th Utopia Fest Utopia, TX

October 15th Manship Theatre Baton Rouge, LA

October 18th Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA

October 19th Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN

October 20th Headliner’s Louisville, KY

October 21st Orange Peel Asheville, NC

October 22nd Cat’s Cradle Chapel Hill, NC

October 24th The Black Cat Washington, DC

October 26th Webster Hall New York, NY

October 27th The TLA Philadelphia, PA

October 28th Royale Boston, MA

October 30th Opera House Toronto, ON

November 1st Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH

November 2nd Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI

November 3rd The Metro Chicago, IL

November 4th First Ave Minneapolis, MN

November 7th Fox Theatre Boulder, CO

November 11th The Neptune Seattle, WA

November 13th McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR

November 15th The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

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