Blitzen Trapper’s tale of the Black River Killer


i’ve been wandering in the dark about as long as sin
but they say it’s never too late to start again

♫ Blitzen Trapper- Black River Killer

I just realized that my last two posts were a bit electro-dance-club heavy so I’ll slow it down a bit here… for both of our sakes. Blitzen Trapper hail from Portland, Oregon, and have a handful of acclaimed albums under their belt but this is the first track of theirs I have given a solid listen too. “Black River Killer” is the simple tale of a man whose blood-lust has the best of him and it’s probably the catchiest song about a “psycho killer” since the Talking Heads song of that name. Except that what perhaps is more eerie is the straightforward delivery of the lyrics, with no remorse or emotion in the voice. Listening to a few tracks on Blitzen trapper’s MySpace doesn’t draw me further into their sound but I’m absolutely OK with playing “Black River Killer” 10 times in a row and calling it an album.

Bury your face in MySpace /// eMusic too

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  1. […] you wonder if the lyrics are sincere. Put this back to back with Blitzen Trapper’s “Black River Killer” on your next mixtape for full creepo […]

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