Blitzen Trapper – “Destroyer of the Void”

Blitzen+Trapper+b_trapper
Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

Blitzen Trapper are all set to follow up their highly acclaimed 2008 album Furr with the upcoming Destroyer of the Void. While Furr was frequently overlooked by those (like me) who were too hooked on the Fleet Foxes debut, the band certainly made their mark on the blogosphere, consistently landing high on year-end lists. Now (after a small ’09 EP) they’re back, and they’ve brought a stunner of an album along with them.

“Destroyer of the Void”, the new album’s title track, is chock-full of influences. It opens with a soft set of harmonies over a quietly strumming guitar, reminiscent of the aforementioned, Fox-y band that stole their thunder two years ago. But then “Void” opens up, expanding with cymbal crashes, building intensity,  and at the song’s highlight, an entering piano beat that takes a page out of Dr. Dog’s book. Lead singer Eric Earley takes the helm over a soulful set of “ohhs,” “ooos,” and “ahhs.” It’s a song that wouldn’t be out of place on classic rock radio, with just enough of the weird psychedelic stuff (placed in the song’s center as a bridge) that makes Blitzen Trapper’s sound so distinct.

The song has it all. There are epic guitar solos, catchy, sing-along individual and group vocals, a softer piano part that bleeds into a hard-rocking, guitar-led jam…and then, finally, a full circle ending, with the harmonies that kicked it all off. If this track is any indication of the rest of Void, get ready for what should be a fantastic, modern classic rock album.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

What did you think?
 0  0  0  0
ilovemakonnen drink more water 5
MP3

ILoveMakonnen has dropped his latest mixtape, Drink More Water 5 for free. The tape includes…

my morning jacket waterfall-min
Music

My Morning Jacket have a new album called The Waterfall coming out on May 5th,…

du blonde-min
Music

Du Blonde, the artist formerly known as Beth Jeans Houghton, has shared a brand new…

lower dens
Reviews

Jana Hunter goes deeper and synthier than ever before.

Janelle Monae
Music

Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Art Society crew will be releasing a compilation album soon called Eephus.…

death-cab-for-cutie-kintsugi
Reviews

Death Cab for Cutie are churning out entire albums for the sole purpose of generating singles to populate their inevitable greatest hits album.

The-Prodigy-The-Day-Is-My-Enemy-min
Reviews

On The Day Is My Enemy, The Prodigy regress to classless acts of self-cannibalization.

Lost River Soundtrack-min
Music

Chromatics and Glass Candy boss Johnny Jewel was essentially tasked to create a Drive 2.0 for his…

panda bear
Remixes

Panda Bear takes on “All the Rage Back Home” from Interpol’s 2014 LP, El Pintor in a…