“Blitzen Trapper Live at Third Man Records” is available on 12″ vinyl here: thirdmanstore.com/blitzen-trapper-live-at-third-man-records-12-vinyl
Under the stewardship of Sub Pop and Vagrant records, Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper is 8 studio albums deep into the a successful career as a modern folk-rock band, led by Eric Earley, dubbed by Paste as the “Tom Petty of the Northwest.” Earley’s songs read like stories you could’ve sworn you’ve heard before, and his band’s straightforward and every-so-slightly anthemic landscapes make for nearly universal likability — a real feat in these days of niche tastes and fragmented genres. Blitzen Trapper brought their (quite welcome!) Pacific Northwestern sensibilities, along with swampy and distinctly Floridian opener Lauris Vidal to wet our collective whistle, to the Blue Room Stage on March 16, 2016. The live record that resulted, which was cut direct-to-acetate on Third Man’s 1955 Scully lathe, is available now online and in stores.