Perhaps more than just about any other indie labels, Sub Pop has always had a surprisingly versatile roster, ranging from punk to prog to Americana. And then there’s Blitzen Trapper.
The Portland band has never, ever let me down, and American Goldwing continues their winning streak. Between their five prior albums and a few powerful EPs, the band has developed a unique voice in the world of indie Americana. Their music hits the peaks of the genre, with backporch harmonica and acoustic cuts, while at the same time jolting the listener into the world of garage band rock (“Your Crying Eyes”) or 1970s AM rock (“Love the Way You Walk Away”) and never, ever slacking in the lyric department.
It’s practically impossible to get sick of this band, because every time they grow and pop just a little bit more.
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