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Blues - To be released November 20, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Country - Released October 16, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Classical - Released October 13, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Rock - Released October 13, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released October 2, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Blues/Country/Folk - Released September 30, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 30, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 30, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Country - Released September 25, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

Blitzen Trapper sail into the mystic on their tenth studio effort, the existentialist audio road trip Holy Smokes Future Jokes. Using the Bardo Thodol (The Tibetan Book of the Dead) as his guide, frontman Eric Earley attempts to parse "what it means to escape the cycle of birth and rebirth" with a versatile ten-song set that's built on a chassis of billowy psych rock, widescreen Americana, and chamber pop. Blitzen Trapper have been exploring the spirit realm in one form or another for well over a decade now, so the narrative throughline of Holy Smokes Future Jokes lines up canonically, as does the group's willingness to elasticize their already rubbery brand of indie Americana. Commencing with the spectral "Baptismal," things get elusive fast, with Earley ticking off a laundry list of disjointed memories over an elliptical verse melody that yields a sumptuous, Fleet Foxes-worthy chorus. The lilting "Bardo's Light (Ouija, Ouija)" and "Magical Thinking" follow suit, echoing the interior vastness of 2010's Destroyer of the Void, while the bracing "Masonic Temple Microdose #1" doubles back around with a tip of the cap to the band's lo-fi garage rock beginnings. Elsewhere, the Tropicalia-laced title cut evokes the sardonic folk-pop of Father John Misty, with the lurching "Dead Billie Jean" imagining Michael Jackson's now-deceased antagonist sharing spliffs with Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, and Abraham Lincoln while "slidin' through the aether in a dream." Despite its overtly metaphysical esthetic, Holy Smokes Future Jokes goes down fairly easy, as the band conjure up melodies that swaddle Earley's heady yet homespun lyrics in the golden hues of breezy west coast pop and country-folk. © James Christopher Monger /TiVo

Country - Released September 22, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Blues - Released September 22, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Country - Released September 15, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 15, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

Country - Released September 11, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Country - Released September 11, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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Folk/Americana - Released September 4, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

In the early90s, folk music underwent a life-saving rehabilitation and some people made the wise decision to dust down the genre. In this spirit, the Grant Lee Buffalo trio won big with their 1993 hit single Fuzzy. A beautifully refined ballad carried by Grant-Lee Phillips’s falsetto. In 1999, the songwriter launched a solo career to mix classic folk rock influences inherited from Dylan, Springsteen and Neil Young. With Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff, the Californian from Nashville releases a tenth album with the same philosophy. With drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist Jennifer Condos, Eric Heywood on pedal steel and Danny T. Levin on euphonium, trombone and cornet, he concocts elegant americana to highlight his simple songs that zoom in, sometimes with a sense of humour, on the instabilities of the world. The years have lightly chiselled away at his beautiful voice yet improved his innate sense of melody. In short, roots music aficionados should take another look at this touching, refined craftsman. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz 
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Rock - Released September 1, 2020 | Yep Roc Records

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