Blitzen Trapper, Here’s To Taking It Easy (Sub Pop)
It takes guts to open a record with a six-minute song that splits the difference between the soft prog of ELO and the folk pop of America…
Rating: 3.5 stars (via Spin)
On it’s recent Sub Pop debut, Furr, Portland band Blitzen Trapper tows a wonderfully weird line between Pavement, Beck, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin. In this interview, singer/songwriter Eric Earley talks plainly about ripping off Dylan, tweaking the format by adding a little Neil Young, and his more literary lyrical influences (i.e. Cormac McCarthy).
Also, the video for “Furr.”