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Blitzen Trapper, Alialujah Choir

BRANDON WIDDER
9 pm., Friday November 29 | $25.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St.
 
[GLAM AMERICANA] One presumes that, 10 years into its career, Blitzen Trapper would’ve found its sense of direction by now. But on its seventh album, the band continues to experiment within its homespun folk sound. The chiming organ on the Dylan-ish “Thirsty Man” and knockabout “Shine On” ache a la the Band’s “Chest Fever,” while “Oregon Geography” finds frontman Eric Earley rattling off his vocals like a redneck Beck against a taut backdrop of ambient rain and fitful banjo. “Earth (Fever Called Love)” takes another turn, opting for slinky guitar, flute and synths that generate an almost hip-hop vibe, with undercurrents of dark R&B. Despite those deviations, much of VII sounds distinctly like the quirky, crunchy Americana most associate with Blitzen Trapper. The country-creased sashay of “Don’t Be a Stranger” and the swelling harmonies of “Ever Loved Once” remain the best avenues for Earley’s foggy vocals and narrative wanderlust. Even if it doesn’t pave new ground, the latter song, in particular, is arguably some of his finest work. 

Where: Doug Fir Lounge
Phone: 231-9663
Address: 830 E Burnside St.
Website: www.dougfirlounge.com

 
 

Doug Fir Lounge

830 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
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