Our old friends Blitzen Trapper are set to return next week. The aptly-titled VII is the seventh studio album from the band, out Tuesday on their new label home Vagrant. Grab a free download of the record's "Shine On" here.
The band's Brian Koch told us over the summer that much of the record was based on beats and rhymes, and while this isn't Blitzen Trapper reinventing themselves as a hip-hop act, "Shine On" doesn't disappoint. Singer Liz Vice lends a soulful, gospel-inflected flavor to Eric Earley's catchy composition (hear him talk about the song in the video above).
Blitzen Trapper are on the road for most of the next two months, culminating in a pair of hometown release shows (early and all-ages, late and 21+) at the Doug Fir November 30th.