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Blitzen Trapper Mark Anniversary With 'On a Tuesday'

Portland folk-rockers reissue debut album with bonus tracks

Blitzen Trapper
Tyler Kohlhoff
April 10, 2013 8:00 AM ET

Click to listen to Blitzen Trapper's 'On a Tuesday'

Blitzen Trapper are marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album by reissuing a deluxe version for Record Store Day. The new reissue includes five bonus tracks culled from the recording sessions for Blitzen Trapper, and one them, "On a Tuesday," is streaming exclusively at RollingStone.com. The song meanders through silky organ licks and languid percussion, with frontman Eric Earley letting his words flow effortlessly over the dawdling track.

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"This was a one-off we tracked in the garage. I think the Shuggie [Otis] remaster had just come out and I wanted that sweet Rhodes soul coming through," Earley tells Rolling Stone. "Not sure I recall what the song's even about – something sad, that's for sure."

The deluxe reissue of Blitzen Trapper will be released on April 20th. The album will be available as a special vinyl edition of 1,000 copies, and 200 of the records will be pressed on clear vinyl. Blitzen Trapper will also head out for a short tour starting May 20th at the Badlander in Missoula, Montana, and wrapping up May 31st at the Doug Fir Lounge in their hometown of Portland, Oregon.

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