blitzen trapperIt’s late, but it’s Friday, and a man’s gotta music blog what a man’s gotta music blog.

Blitzen Trapper is an indie band out of Portland, Ore. Their critic-beloved hit of last year, Wild Mountain Nation, was a mix of rustic americana twang and LSD freakout, a little heavy on the freakout.

This year’s follow-up (and Sub Pop debut) Furr gets the balance just right. I’m partial to this song, “Gold for Bread.”

I hear they’re blistering live, too. I’m going to have to confirm that in Dec. when they come through.

Here’s the video for “Wild Mountain Nation”:

Happy Very Last Campaign Weekend.