SXStereogum alum Blitzen Trapper put out the very fine Furr album last year, releasing the title track as a freebie. In posting Brandon said “The track’s mellow and straight-up folky until they let a harmonica in with a few electronics, making it a little coyote spacey but still pastoral.” I was really taken by their performance on Conan, which cut the digital squiggles and embraced the back porch stomp of it all, with a new round of earthy Trapper harmonies in tow. Director Jade Harris does the track proud here, sticking to the lyrics with a sepia photo flipbook of Blitzens and lupines and mice on magical beanstalks. Solid.
Blitzen Trapper – “Furr” (MP3)
Furr is out via Sub Pop. This is what happened when we had Blitzen meet Carrie Brownstein. Speaking of, the Sleater-Kinney siren screened a rather hilarious ThunderAnt short with Fred Armisen last night as part of the Max Silvestri-hosted PopRally comedy event at MoMA last night. (Also showing: Nick Kroll and Soundfix stalwarts Gabe & Jenny and Joe Mande). The comedians screened responses to predesignated old-timey silent films, Fred & Carrie lampooning living room film critics while making me never want to use the word “fraught” ever again. Hopefully Videogum will have a look at that sometime soon.