Blitzen Trapper performs live from SXSW

Blitzen Trapper
Blitzen Trapper (Photo courtesty the band)
  1. Listen Blitzen Trapper peform live from SXSW

    Mar 15, 2008

The Portland, Oregon sextet that have been together since 2000, Blitzen Trapper are lo-fi folky garage rockers. Those adjectives weren't just picked out of a hat. Blitzen Trapper grab influences from The Grateful Dead, Olivia Tremor Control, and Frank Zappa while playing in a scene that spawned The Decemberists, The Shins, and Elliott Smith. Their third self-released album, "Wild Mountain Nation" was released in 2007.

Songs performed: "Jericho," "Murder Babe," "Shoulder Full of You," "Love You," and "Wild Mountain Nation."

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