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Blitzen Trapper kick off tour, release iTunes exclusive EP, plus new Daytrotter session!

By February 22, 2008No Comments

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper

There’s a flurry of activity in the Blitzen Trapper camp, as the band kicks off their expanded, expansive 2008 tour with Sub Pop labelmates Fleet Foxes this week. A full list of updated tour dates is included below, including shows with Grand Archives, Menomena, Dr. Dog, Man Man, Mahjongg and Matt Pond PA.

First up, on Tues. Feb. 19 (TODAY) Blitzen will release a new EP exclusively through iTunes, made up of live tracks, cover songs and one new exclusive track:

“Live/Acoustic EP” exclusively available on iTunes
01. Wild Mountain Nation (Live on The Current)
02. Shady Grove [Traditional] (Live at Holocene)
03. Silver Moon (Live at Holocene)
04. The Last Thing on My Mind [Traditional] 05. Going Wrong

And just posted yesterday is the band’s second session for Recorded last year during their tour with Two Gallants, the session features three previously unreleased tracks and one from Wild Mountain Nation. Blitzen Trapper and Fleet Foxes will also be doing a collaborative session with Daytrotter, to be recorded on this tour.

Daytrotter session track list:

01.Big Adventure (previously unreleased)
02.Stolen Shoes and a Rifle (previously unreleased)
03.Preacher’s Sister’s Boy (previously unreleased)
04.Wolf And Warp of the Quiet Giant

And finally, there’s the tour-only CD EP that we told you about before, which now has a track list (featuring all previously unreleased studio recordings), and will only be available at the merch table on the band’s upcoming tour dates:

Blitzen Trapper 2008 Tour EP
01. Silver Moon
02. Going Down
03. Shoulder Full of You
04. Preacher’s Sister’s Boy
05. Black Rock
06. Big Black Bird


2/22 Seattle, WA Univ. of Washington#
2/23 Portland, OR The Artistery
2/28 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill*
2/29 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*+
3/01 San Diego, CA Casbah*+
3/02 Phoenix, AZ Modified*
3/04 Denton, TX Hailey’s*
3/05 Houston, TX Walter’s on Washington*
3/06 Hattiesburg, MS Thirsty Hippo*
3/07 Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar*
3/08 Everglades National Park, FL Langerado Festival
3/09 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits*@
3/11 Birmingham, AL BottleTree*%
3/12 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon*$
3/13 – 3/15 Austin, TX SXSW
3/16 Norman, OK The Opolis*
3/17 Columbia, MO Mojos*&
3/18 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe*
3/19 Nashville, TN Exit In*
3/20 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn*
3/21 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern*
3/22 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle*
3/23 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506*
3/25 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage*
3/26 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s*
3/27 Cambridge, MA Middle East*
3/29 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
3/30 Worcester, MA Clark University*
4/01 Montreal, PQ La Salla Rossa*
4/02 Toronto, ON El Mocambo*
4/03 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place*
4/04 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop*
4/05 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick*
4/06 Chicago, IL Schubas*
4/08 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon*
4/09 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry*
4/10 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College*
4/11 Omaha, NE The Slowdown*
4/12 Lawrence, KS Jackpot*
4/14 Denver, CO Hi-Dive*
4/15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge*
4/17 Vancouver, BC Media Club*
4/18 Seattle, WA Neumo’s*
4/19 Portland, OR Holocene*
4/26 Salem, OR Wulapalooza

# = w/ Menomena
* = w/ Fleet Foxes
+ = w/ Grand Archives
& = w/ Mahjongg
% = w/ Dr. Dog
$ = w/ Man Man
@ = w/ Matt Pond PA