Artist of the Hour: Blitzen Trapper

So, I can’t even remember how I learned about Blitzen Trapper now, but , if you are intrigued (which you should be) two of their songs, “Furr” and “Wild Mountain Nation” are available for free download through the iLike application on Facebook… (to learn how to get it if you don’t got it, read the last bit of this post*)

From the blog http://www.largeheartedboy.com, here is just one take on the music of the folk rock band Blitzen Trapper…

‘Indeed, I hear Bigfoot in the music of Blitzen Trapper… I hear darkness, and menace, and the solitude of vast stretches of nature. It is a rock band, but a rough-hewn, low-fi one that finds darker trails than most, with an indie-band’s GPS for following the songs to where they lead. Blitzen Trapper put out an album in 2007, Wild Mountain Nation, that earned some critical attention, drawing an audience of “music-nerd type people, people actively seeking out unusual music,” Early says. Last fall the band released Furr, drawing further applause. National Public Radio featured the band, and its audience expanded to, as Early puts it, “normal people.”‘

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper

*To access iLike–

1)Sign in to your Facebook account–if you don’t have one, I’m afraid I can’t help you there…
2)Go to your “Home” page. On the right-hand side, choose “Edit.”
3) This will bring you to a page showing your recently used Applications. In the far left-hand bottom corner of the screen, a “Applications” tab will appear. Click on it and choose “Find More” in the top right-hand corner.
4) In the search bar on the page, look up “iLike” (sans quotation marks).
5)The first iLike application (entitled simply “iLike” by iLike, Inc.) is the one you want.
6) Add it and enjoy! Under “Charts” you can find the 50 free hourly updates via iTunes and iLike, and there is usually at least one good thing, if you are willing to do a little “listen and sift.”

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