I’ve written about Blitzen Trapper before, but their new album is so good they warrant a repeat appearance.
Their excellent 2007 breakthrough, Wild Mountain Nation, perfectly balanced psychedelic art skronk and tuneful Americana. The follow-up, Furr, was also excellent, though at points it drifted a bit toward self-indulgence.
Destroyer of the Void is both a restoration of balance and an ambitious leap forward. The band has crafted a sound that’s packed with allusions to other genres and bands but remains entirely unique.
This song — “Sadie,” the last track — is probably the most conventional on the album. It’s just a nice piece of classic rock.