In my endless quest to hear all things Blitzen Trapper, I came across this title for an unreleased album in 2006, and I was just wondering what the deal was with it. Was it shelved in favor of Wild Mountain Nation? Was some of it used for that album? There was also something called Blitzen Trapper Advance Album Sampler Promo Thingy (which I assume was from this unreleased album), which from what I can gather contained at least these songs:
On A Dime
Silver Moon (of course we've heard this, but an earlier version perhaps?)
Stolen Shoes & A Rifle (same as above)
The Austinist website had some nice things to say about the songs back then too, perhaps they will appear again sometime!
"If you are able, hunt down the hand-assembled Blitzen Trapper Advance Album Sampler Promo Thingy (self-released, but you can get more information at Matt Wright PR) or check out 2005's Field Rexx, which earned a respectable 7.0 from Pitchfork last year. Their new album continues to impress as a quirky (in a good way) collection of pop songs infused with tongue-in-cheek bluegrass overtures, porch swing testimonials and crayon-covered masterpieces with songs like "On a Dime" and "The Gunslinger". They are without a label currently, but we predict they're either discovered by Zach Braff by year-end or being puffed by the elite music blogging community in time for a SXSW appearance."