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Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper Photo Credit: Robbie Augspurger
Portland’s Blitzen Trapper With An Not-To-Be-Missed Live Set And Songwriter Eric Early Talks Hip Hop

January 17, 2014 - Blitzen Trapper, the band from Oregon, join us again on The Cafe today. Members of the group grew up in Salem, Oregon and the band formed 2000 in Portland where they now live. They signed to Sub Pop in 2007 and released their seventh album called VII last year.

Eric Early, lead singer and writer for the band, wrote a piece for the New York Opinionator Blog last year called The Tale of The Seed and The Song and we'll find out some of the seeds of these new songs today. You will also be surprised to learn how much his lyrics are influenced by hip hop.

Session Setlist Shine On
Thirsty Man
Don't Be A Stranger
Earth (Fever Called Love)

Recent Release:VII
Release Date: September 30, 2013
Label: Vagrant Records