Though it has been a closely guarded secret here in the Sub Pop offices for some time now, we are pleased to finally and publicly announce that we have signed Portland’s Blitzen Trapper! The band self-released their stellar Wild Mountain Nation CD in the US on June 12th of this year, and you can watch the video they made for the track “Devil’s A-Go-Go” here.
Wild Mountain Nation has been covered like crazy in the press (here’s the full list of which) and the band is headed out on tour with San Francisco’s Two Gallants in September. You’ll have lots of chances to get to know Blitzen Trapper, is what we’re saying. Chances you should avail yourself of.
We’ll be releasing this same Wild Mountain Nation internationally on October 22, 2007, and will be putting out the next Blitzen Trapper album at some undisclosed point in the wholly undisclosed future, everywhere all at once. Or, this is our plan anyway.
In the meantime, of course, there’s also this.