August 26, 2009

Blitzen Trapper release Black River Killer EP

Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper released a seven song EP yesterday featuring the band's previously released murder ballad "Black River Killer" and six tracks previously only available on CD-Rs sold on tour. The material may be recycled for some, but for others it's a chance to sit down with some of the band's most accessible songs. "Big Black Bird" and "Silver Moon"—with their booming drums and screeching guitar and harmonica riffs—burst out of their folk/rock seams like well-worn classics. And "Black River Killer," which sets the EP's tone, runs on a hip-hop sized beat and a synthesizer melody that sounds like it came straight from Snoop Dog's living room.

Blitzen Trapper - "Big Black Bird" (from Black River Killer)

Blitzen Trapper

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