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Rangers & Valentines Limited Gatefold Vinyl LP + Download

by Trapper Schoepp

Release Date: 01 April 2016

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Xtra Mile Recordings


Trapper Schoepp Rangers & Valentines Limited Gatefold Vinyl LP + Download

Xtra Mile Recordings is delighted to present alt-rock star in waiting, Trapper Schoepp, and his effervescent new album 'Rangers & Valentines' On Rangers & Valentines,Trapper Schoepp's second album, he defies the limitations of the standard-issue Americana platter, hopping genres - you'll hear lots of brass, backing singers and B-3 - as the songs build to delirious musical highs. His narratives, meanwhile, find subjects in the narrow margins of society, the strange twists (literal and metaphorical) in the weather, and the vagaries of a troubadour's transient life - with lyrics that flash a lacerating wit and humanist streak that's at the core of his craft. Produced by pop polymath and Raconteurs member Brendan Benson at his Readymade Studios in Nashville, the record finds Schoepp handling vocals, guitar and harmonica. He's aided by an array of estimable musicians including his brother and musical-foil-since-birth Tanner Schoepp (providing bass guitar and vocal harmonies), Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady), John Davis (Superdrag), the McCrary Sisters - even comedian and WTF podcaster Marc Maron chips in on background vocals and lead guitar. Schoepp - who's already crisscrossed the country sharing stages with fellow travellers like The Wallflowers, The Jayhawks and The Old 97's - will be back on the road throughout 2016 in support of Ranger & Valentines, starting with a 3-week run throughout the UK and Europe supporting Jesse Malin. For fans of: Brendan Benson, The Replacements, Jesse Malin, Ben Kweller, The New Pornographers, The Lemonheads, Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams. LP packaged in gatefold sleeve with download code. First pressing limited to 500 copies worldwide! Trapper will be making a music video for every single song on 'Rangers & Valentines'.

Featured Tracks:
Mono Pt. II
Tornado Alley
Ballad of Olof Johnson
Talking Girlfriend Blues
Settlin’ or Sleepin’ Around
Lost Cowboy
For Jonny
Don’t Go