Editors’ Notes Adapted from a rock musical that the band mounted in Portland in 2016, Blitzen Trapper’s ninth album portrays the saga of two young lovers in a dystopian America. Though the storyline is fragmentary, the characters’ feelings of hope and desperation are readily discernible thanks to Eric Earley’s vivid writing and his band’s ever-adventurous take on heartland rock. An unabashedly Dylan-esque tale of revenge, “Joanna” is especially rich, but it’s the “Born to Run”-sized title track that really makes good on the band’s grand ambitions.

1
3:18
 
2
4:09
 
3
0:55
 
4
4:11
 
5
4:24
 
6
2:44
 
7
2:49
 
8
3:05
 
9
3:04
 
10
3:02
 
11
3:27
 
12
3:03
 

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