VII which will see an October 1st release through Vagrant Records is the aptly titled seventh full-length effort from renowned Americana act Blitzen Trapper. What has made them beloved by both critics and fans is the fact that vocalist Eric Earley’s songs manage to unfold into fully-fleshed out stories with gorgeously rendered novelistic detail, and a deeply empathetic understanding of their narrator’s emotions and thoughts.
“Shine On,” is the second and latest single off the album, and although it retains the country twang that they’re most know for, the track uses a sinuous bit of synth. and manages to be both their most psychedelic and yet entirely danceable. In some way it reminds of Sting’s “We’ll Be Together” in the sense that it has an insanely catchable hook, and is so entirely pop friendly.
The band will be on a lengthy tour to support the new effort and it begins on September 17th in Omaha, NE; St. Louis, MO; Lexington, KY; Nashville, TN; Washington, DC; Hartford, CT; Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 3rd; Buffalo, NY; Toronto. ON; and countless others.