Premiere: Blitzen Trapper, 'Girl in a Coat'

Portland group unveils poignant new clip

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Portland folkies Blitzen Trapper have given their sweet, lonesome cut "Girl in a Coat" from their 2011 LP, American Goldwing, a touching set of visuals, intercutting clips of a young couple and an old man during his final days. "Four years ago I interviewed my grandfather at the age of 96 to talk about his life," said Blitzen Trapper drummer Brian Koch of the inspiration behind the video, directed by Daniel Elkayam. "I was struck by how, even though so much had become blurry, confused or completely fallen away from his memory, some things remained. Just shy of his 100th birthday, Daniel Elkayam and I began to create a video from my grandfather's perspective, blurring the boundaries of time and space in memory. 'Girl in a Coat,' with its wearied narrative of retrospection, seemed the perfect match for the concept."

Blitzen Trapper is hitting the road this summer with dates in the U.S. and Europe – check them out here.