When the PR folks over at Sub Pop recently zipped over an email announcing that Portland’s Blitzen Trapper are releasing a new album, the first thought that popped into my head was, “Really, another one? So soon?”
As it turns out, the folksy, alt-country sextet put out their last album, Furr, way back in September 2008. Leave it to a folk act to remind you how quickly the times are a changin'.
After giving a cursory listen to Destroyer of the Void at NPR.org, it seems the last two years have also been a whirlwind for Blitzen Trapper. The album branches out in a number of exciting new directions, from the harmonica-filled murder ballad, “The Man Who Would Speak True,” to the mildly Beatles’-esque piano-pop piece, “Lover Leave Me Drowning."
Sadly, Blitzen Trapper won't be swinging through Boise on their current tour, but you can stream the entirety of Destroyer of the Void up until the album’s official release on Tuesday, June 8, at npr.org.