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Blitzen Trapper Origin Portland, Oregon, USA Genre(s) Experimental Indie rock Years active 2000–present Label(s) Lidkercow Sub Pop Website blitzentrapper.net Members Eric Earley Erik Menteer Brian Adrian Koch Michael VanPelt Drew Laughery Marty Marquis
Blitzen Trapper is a Portland, Oregon-based experimental folk rock band signed to Sub Pop Records. Formed in 2000, the band currently operates as a sextet, with Eric Earley (guitar/vocals), Erik Menteer (guitar/keyboard), Brian Adrian Koch (drums/vocals), Michael VanPelt, (bass), Drew Laughery (keyboards), and Marty Marquis (guitar, keyboards, vocals). Blitzen Trapper self-released its first three albums. "Wild Mountain Nation" was #98 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.