'Wild and Reckless' is due Nov. 3

Portland folk-rockers Blitzen Trapper emerged as music industry critical darlings in 2008 with Furr, their shaggy fourth LP, which ended the year on a number of best of lists. Now, with a handful of albums and nearly a decade between them and that release, the band returns this fall with what frontman Eric Earley views as that set’s follow-up. Today, EW is thrilled to announce the Nov. 3 arrival of Wild and Reckless as well as share the set’s stomping lead single, “Rebel.”

Wild and Reckless is something like a cross-eyed stepchild to Furr,” Earley told EW via email, “in that it chronicles the darker dystopian stories of rural and suburban West Coast death-drive via a riffing psychedelic landscape. Ten years after Furr, with all its talk of murder and the end of the western world, it seems there’s more to tell about the end of America.”

He says of the new music: “‘Rebel’ is a song about a guy who for the love of a girl follows in his father’s footsteps only to find it to be a scam. After several tries at the American dream, he ends up selling cocaine to blue bloods in the Hollywood Hills. It’s something of a lost Raymond Carver story with a shambling near-country soundtrack.”

“Rebel” is streaming above. The clip was directed by Mychal Sargent and written by drummer Brian Adrian Koch. Wild and Reckless will be available Nov. 3. The full track listing is available below, along with tour dates the group also announced Thursday morning.

Wild and Reckless track listing:
Wild & Reckless
Forever Pt. 1
No Man’s Land
Stolen Hearts
Dance With Me
Love Live On
When I’m Dying
Baby Won’t You Turn Me On
Forever Pt. 2
Wind Don’t Always Blow

Tour dates:
11/2: Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/3: Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
11/4: Richmond, VA- The Broadberry
11/5: Washington, DC – Black Cat
11/6: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
11/7: Cambridge, MA – The Sinclairs
11/9: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/10: Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
11/11: Detroit, MI – El Club
11/12: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/14: Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
11/15: Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
11/16: St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
11/17: Iowa City, IA – The Mill
11/18: St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
11/19: Nashville, TN – Exit/In
11/30: Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
12/1: Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
12/2: San Diego, CA – Casbah
12/4: Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall
12/5: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
12/7: Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
12/8: Portland, OR – Revolution Hall