The latest release from the Portland, Oregon based-band is their 7th full-length album, appropriately titled VII. Since their formation in 2000, the band has become known and loved for their alt-rock sound with Americana roots influences. In speaking about new album, frontman Eric Earley cites Waylon Jennings and New York Hip Hop crew Wu-Tang Clan as influences, and describes the sound of VII as “hillbilly gangster.” Blitzen Trapper recently rolled into WFUV’s Studio A to play us some of the new songs and talk about the new record.
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Eric Holland with Black Pumas in Studio A (photo by Steven Ruggiero/WFUV)