Sunday, March 30th, 2008
CONTEST – Blitzen Trapper/Fleet Foxes/Fox Jaws @ The El Mocambo – April 2, 2008
Photo by Annie Musselman
The last time Portland’s Blitzen Trapper came through town, they found themselves in the odd position of losing their tour headliner (Two Gallants done gone got their van broke) and being added to someone else’s show (John Vanderslice). How did they respond? By kicking serious ass.
And I assume that this wasn’t the only city where they made an impression because they’re currently crossing the continent on their own headlining tour in support of last year’s Wild Mountain Nation and are back this Wednesday night for a show at the El Mocambo, and they’re bringing along with them Sub Pop labelmates Fleet Foxes, who judging from their pre-SxSW buzz and post-SxSW roar, will be the ones with their names in big letters on the marquee next time around, especially after their self-titled debut comes out June 3. And rounding out the Mutual Of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom-esque bill are Barrie’s Fox Jaws.
Courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away to this show – to enter, send me an email at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I wish to trap a fleet fox with jaws” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, March 31 which is to say tomorrow.
Daytrotter had Blitzen Trapper in for sessions not once, but twice in the last few months while The Boston Globe, eye, The Washington Post Express and The News & Observer all have interviews with the band.
MP3: Blitzen Trapper – “Wild Mountain Nation”
MP3: Blitzen Trapper – “Sci-Fi Kid” (Principal Participant Kingswood’ Remix)
MP3: Blitzen Trapper – “Sci-Fi Kid” (40 Thieves Remix)
MP3: Fleet Foxes – “White Winter Hymnal”
MP3: Fox Jaws – “Karmonica”
MP3: Fox Jaws – “Quarantine Girl”
Video: Blitzen Trapper – “Devil’s A-Go-Go”
Video: Blitzen Trapper – “Wild Mountain Nation”
Video: Blitzen Trapper – “Woof & Warp of the Quiet Giant’s Hem”
MySpace: Blitzen Trapper
MySpace: Fox Jaws