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Blitzen Trapper Announce ‘Furr: Deluxe Edition,’ Share Rare Song ‘Booksmart Baby’

Indie country-rock band celebrates the 10th anniversary of their breakout LP

On September 14th, indie country-rock outfit Blitzen Trapper will release a 10th-anniversary expanded version of their breakout album Furr, which was ranked Number 13 on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2008. Today the Portland, Oregon-based band unveiled “Booksmart Baby,” one of 12 tracks added to the original album’s 13 to round out the upcoming double LP Furr: Deluxe Edition.

Different from the hazy, psychedelic Americana of Furr’s best-known songs like “Black River Killer” and the title track, “Booksmart Baby” is a mellow, finger-picked folk tune that runs for just under two minutes. The song, which first surfaced as a B-side on a 2009 Record Store Day single, sounds in line with the wistful melancholy of Nick Drake and that of another Portland artist, Elliott Smith. Throughout the short song, Blitzen Trapper frontman Eric Early delivers hushed, cryptically poetic lyrics full of longing.

The band will support the expanded reissue with a lengthy cross-country tour, which ends with a two-night hometown stand in November. Each show will feature two sets, the first being a full performance of Furr.

September 14 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival
September 15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore
September 16 – Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel
September 17 – Calgary, AB @ Festival Hall
September 18 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
September 19 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
September 20 –  Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach**
September 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
September 22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Holler On The Hill at Garfield Park
September 24 – 25 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
September 27 – Hamilton, ON @ Mills Hardware
September 28 – Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club
September 29 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ministère
October 1 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
October 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
October 5 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
October 6 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
October 7 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
October 8 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
October 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
October 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
October 12 – Lincoln, NE @ The Royal Grove
October 13 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
November 8 – Chico, CA @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Company *
November 9 – Reno, NV @ Offbeat Music Festival
November 10 – Novato, CA @ Hopmonk Tavern*
November 11 – Sebastopol, CA @ Hopmonk Tavern*
November 12 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
November 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room*
November 14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
November 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
November 17 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
November 18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
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* w/ Shaky Graves, The Sheepdogs

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