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Ensnared by Blitzen Trapper



    Portland-based alt-countrymen Blitzen Trapper will release their new album, American Goldwing, on Sept. 13.

    The sixth LP for the acclaimed band, Goldwing effectively channels Neil Young, the Jayhawks and Wilco (and with songs about drinking, horses and taking it easy, sometimes even Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Eagles) to join a modern resurgence of a more radio-friendly era. The New York Times has praised American Goldwing's "fuzz-tone riffs and proto-psychedelic Southern rock, diversifying a 1970s fixation," as evidenced on songs like "Love the Way You Walk Away," which the newspaper called "a brokenhearted shrug."

    "Love the Way You Walk Away" is, in fact, Blitzen Trapper's first single from American Goldwing; you can (and should) check out the video for it here. Actually, why not just stream the whole new album over at Paste?

    Beginning Oct. 7, Blitzen Trapper will embark on a six-week North American co-headlining tour with fellow '70s-lovers Dawes. This union of two very talented bands at the Belly Up is basically a match made in pop heaven; you can get your tickets here.

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    T. Loper is a writer and photographer for the San Diego music blog Owl and Bear.