After taming the beast that was Sasquatch! – the music festival, the gentlemen of Blitzen Trapper are ready to move on to equally challenging tasks.
The Portland rockers recently began work on the followup to last year’s critically lauded Furr. The band revealed to Live Daily that the new album will feature a little bit of everything. “There’s country. There’s hard-rock stuff. There’s some piano ballads with strings,” frontman Eric Earley said in the recent sitdown. “It’s hard for me to [compare it to the rest of the catalog] because I have a lot of different things going on. There’s rock and folk music, so the new record will be like that. We’ll see.” The yet-to-be-titled effort is said to be half done, though there is currently no timetable for release.
Then, there’s a little activity called touring. In between studio sessions, Blitzen Trapper will head west where the band will spend most of July hitting California and other western states. A few festival appearances are on the itinerary as well, including this year’s Austin City Limits.
Blitzen Trapper 2009 Tour Dates:
07/09 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
07/10 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
07/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
07/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
07/13 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
07/15 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
07/16 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
07/18 – Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
07/21 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
07/24 – Noise, ID @ Neurolux
07/25 – Kennewick, WA @ Red Room
07/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Richard’s on Richards
08/01 – Mt. Scott, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival
08/02 – Mt. Scott, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival
10/02 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits