Blitzen Trapper brings country-rock to AVC Sessions

Welcome back to AVC Sessions. It’s a new year, and that means a new set of artists, bands, singers, and rappers in the A.V. Club studio to perform a few tracks. This week, we’ll be sharing a few songs from country-rock quintet Blitzen Trapper, which released its ninth studio album, Wild And Reckless, in late 2017. In the first video from its session, the group performed β€œStolen Hearts” from the album.

Baraka Kaseko

January 19, 2018

Here’s our new, extremely silly video that we love,πŸ“ΌπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ“ΌπŸŽ·πŸŽ΅πŸŽΈΒ 

Dance With Me

January 12, 2018

next month:


order your tickets here: blitzentrapper.net/shows

2/16 San Jose CA The Ritz
2/17 Costa Mesa CA The Wayfarer
2/19 Phoenix AZ The Rebel Lounge
2/20 Tucson AZ club congress
2/22 Austin TX Antone’s
2/24 Dallas TX Three Links - Deep Ellum, TX
2/26 Santa Fe NM Meow Wolf
2/27 Denver CO The Bluebird Theater
2/28 Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep
3/1 Fort Collins CO Washington’s FoCo
3/2 Salt Lake City UT The State Room
3/3 Park City UT O.P. Rockwell January 09, 2018


tickets: blitzentrapper.net/shows

04/04/18: De Zwerver – Leffinge (BE)
05/04/18: Fluor – Amersfoort (NL)
06/04/18: Patronaat – Haarlem (NL)
07/04/18: Heartland Festival – Hengelo (NL)
08/04/18: Down of the River – Venlo (NL)
09/04/18: The Fleece – Bristol (UK)
10/04/18: King Tuts – Glasgow (UK)
11/04/18: The Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
12/04/18: Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (UK)
14/04/18: Little Waves – C-Mine – Genk (BE)
15/04/18: De Oosterpoort – Groningen (NL)
16/04/18: Hafenklang – Hamburg (DE)
17/04/18: Kulturkvarteret – Kristianstad (SE)
18/04/18: John Dee – Oslo (NO)
20/04/18: Bryggarsalen – Stockholm (SE)
21/04/18: Pustervik – Gothenburg (SE)
22/04/18: Loppen – Copenhagen (DK)
23/04/18: Lido – Berlin (DE)
24/04/18: Conne Island – Leipzig (DE)
25/04/18: Club Manufaktur – Schorndorf (DE)
27/04/18: Mattatoio – Carpi (IT)
29/04/18: La Nau - Barcelona (ES)
30/04/18: Loco Club - Valencia (ES)
01/05/18: El Sol - Madrid (ES)

December 31, 2017

RARE VINYL ALERT: While cleaning and sorting through this mess we call ‘adulthood,’ I came across a box of this SUPER LIMITED PRESSING. Only 50 remain so get it quicklike -

vinyl: bit.ly/2zjtnpY
download: bit.ly/2Bn2Mrh

Waking Bullets at Breakneck Speed is the first volume of our Unreleased Recordings Series. It was recorded at the Telegraph Building in Portland, OR during the Wild Mountain Nation and Furr sessions circa 2006.


  1. Intro
  2. Be a Bird
  3. Kings of the Range
  4. Crackerjack Tatoo
  5. The Gunslinger
  6. Dime
  7. The Quiet Noise
  8. Stack Stones Baby
  9. Drifter
  10. Crushing the Wheat
  11. Fun and Fame
  12. The Abduction
  13. Cowboy Cassette
December 17, 2017

GIVE the gift of ROCK
to get it by XMAS - β€œthe perfect gift”

US/CAN Vinyl/CD: bit.ly/2yudaiP
UK/EU Vinyl/CD: ljx.to/ljx110
Download: bit.ly/2iZgo76
AppleMusic: apple.co/2ys2Nfz
Spotify: spoti.fi/2iZuUvs

December 16, 2017

We’ve had one hell of a time with these folks🎸🎷🎹 on the road!! Last show with @lillyhiatt gonna miss them a whole bunch 😿😿
πŸ“·@la_isla_anita (at Tractor Tavern)

December 13, 2017

#shred πŸ“·@la_isla_anita

December 13, 2017

HOT SOUNDS OUT TODAY! We are stoked to release Wild and Reckless on our very own label. Get yours at your favorite music retailer or here:
Vinyl/CD: http://bit.ly/2yudaiP
Download: http://bit.ly/2iZgo76
AppleMusic: http://apple.co/2ys2Nfz
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2iZuUvs

November 03, 2017

First Listen: Blitzen Trapper, 'Wild And Reckless'

The Portland band's ninth album is a sprawling, sumptuous testament to Weird America.

October 27, 2017