Sub Pop Records is proud to announce the new album from Blitzen Trapper entitled American Goldwing. Set for a September 13th release, American Goldwing is full of the introspective and striking storytelling that countless critics have fallen in love with. Beginning July 19th in Salt Lake City, Blitzen Trapper will head out on a North American headlining tour and introduce their new material to fans. Tour dates below and many more to be announced shortly.
With subjects ranging from falling in love to drug running good old boys and the final high school dance, American Goldwing is a freewheeling collection that balances the roughness of rock ‘n’ roll with fateful heartfelt loss. “It’s me trying to evoke a true American nostalgia” explains lead singer and songwriter Eric Earley.
“My vision and focus while writing our new album was on the inescapable past” Eric adds. “It’s about those feelings of being trapped in a small town. That fine line between the rural and the suburban settings that define much of America, that line between love and loss that occurs when you find yourself taking it too easy and sticking around a lonesome town for far too long.”
American Goldwing is “us letting our loves and early influences hang out for all to see. We entered into the sounds we grew up with – the hard guitar rock and country picking of our younger years mixed with glimmers of our usual space-aging technology and pawn shop Casios. Heavy guitar riffs and blasting drum fills live side-by-side with plucking banjos, wailing harmonicas and muddy slide guitars. The earthiness of these songs will make you want to get loaded and get in a fight, or find a girl and fall in love forever, simultaneously.”
Fans can get a first glimpse of American Goldwing with this new promo video from Sub Pop Records (approved to embed): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yWf1GYFtpE
Stay tuned for more album details!
TOUR DATES (more to be announced):
July 19h Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
July 20th The Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
July 22nd Riot Room Kansas City, MO
July 23rd Firebird St. Louis, MO
July 24th Wicker Park Festival Chicago, IL
July 25th The Blue Moose TapHouse Iowa City, IA
July 26th Slowdown Omaha, NE
July 28th The Filling Station Bozeman, MT
July 29th A Club Spokane, WA
July 30th Seasons Performance Hall Yakima, WA
BLITZEN TRAPPER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
AMERICAN GOLDWING OUT SEPTEMBER 13th ON SUB POP RECORDS
BAND EMBARKS ON HEADLINING TOUR THIS JULY
AMERICAN GOLDWING PROMO VIDEO NOW ONLINE