March 5, 2024

Blitzen Trapper - "Hello Hallelujah"

Blitzen Trapper have shared the third single, "Hello Hallelujah," from their upcoming album 100's of 1000's, Millions of Billions.

For over twenty years, Blitzen Trapper have been making wooly, country-fried rock tunes that straddle the lines between folk and alt-country. Worn-in grooves and easy melodies have been part of their charm that peeked with their early records Wild Mountain Nation and Furr, but have resurfaced as of late, most recently on their last album, 2020's Holy Smokes Future Jokes. This year, the band will return with another album and it once again hones in on their sepia-toned takes on Americana inspired tunes that are ripe with steely electric guitar, bold acoustic flourishes, and steady rhythms. "Hello Hallelujah" is another Laurel Canyon-esque track that goes big on faded nostalgia and dusty, broken-in melodies that feel instantly familiar. There isn't new ground to be broken here, but the hallmarks of the band ring true with simple psychedelia and pastoral moments that were inspired by lead singer and primary songwriter Eric Earley's early songwriting days. According to Earley, "this whole project grew out of a box of old four-track tapes from the '90s that I found recently," he explains of 100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions. "The tapes were full of songs I'd written and recorded back when I was 19 or 20 years old, and the sound and the spirit of those recordings got me excited to start writing music again, to go back to working the way I did when I was first starting out."

100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions is out May 17.

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