Blitzen Trapper are back with “Wild and Reckless”

Would you be disappointed if we told you it’s not a double cover album of Erasure and Bryan Adams? Earlier this year, the Portland, Oregon based band staged a musical titled “Wild & Reckless” that ran for 28 performances at Portland Center Stage. Today, the band has announced a new album of the same title that was born from that stage production. Frontman Eric Earley also sees the record as a companion and extension of their 2008 album “Furr”: “Wild and Reckless is something like a cross-eyed stepchild to Furr, in that it chronicles the darker dystopian stories of rural and suburban west coast death-drive via a riffing psychedelic landscape. Ten years after Furr with all its talk of murder and the end of the western world, it seems there’s more to tell.”

“Wild and Reckless” will be released in Europe on the Lojinx label on 3rd November. In the meantime, you can watch the video for “Rebel” from the album here:


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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