“Blitzen Trapper: Uh… The New Album is American Goldwing.”

I still remember this commercial airing when I was young, where there was this guy from a mutual fund group or something, saying, “It takes a lot to rattle us.” The guy was having something darts thrown right by his head, I think. This thing had an effect on me, and I remember, at my then-impressionable age, making it a point to try to be like that.
And then in college psychology class I remember taking pride in not getting startled at this one sound the professor administered, it was like some big beep that was supposed to get you flinching out of your seat.
All this, and even I couldn’t sit through more than a minute of the first song on the Trapper’s new album, which is especially bad because the song actually starts out with this really ill sound montage, then the singing comes in after like 30 seconds. And I was all ready to listen to VII, I was gonna do a DD Review of it.
Man, I guess having a shtick is better than just being completely rich, vapid and entirely negligent of humanity, marginally, but boy is BT making no bones about it these days. It’s like, dudes, we know you’re from the Pacific Northwest! I guess it’s understandable being discouraged from even attempting competing with all the bona fide songwriting going on up there, and I always thought Corin Tucker had some Bessie Smith in her, as anyone who heard them both sing would. But it’s not pulling a John Fogerty, because he actually was born on the bayou. Guys, I’m calling this funny, this time, and I ripped your album from the library. On the next one, how ’bout some songs?
Obviously I’m being a di**, snagging their albums for free and then demanding performance, so I’m going to most certainly state that 2012’s American Goldwing is very underrated and sweet, very much in the vein of 2008’s Furr, a little heavier on the electric guitar.

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