Video: Blitzen Trapper – “Black River Killer”
New video for one of the highlights of last year’s Furr. The very literal video (“Her mouth was sewn shut, but her eyes were still wide”) has an O Brother, Where Art Thou? vibe, following the actions of the narrator as he travels the country killing people just to watch them die. Yes, the lyrics are composed entirely of well-worn outlaw cliches (“Then I stole me a horse and I rode it around”). It shouldn’t work, but it does. And that’s the power of a good song: to take dumb lyrics and make them sound awesome.
Check out some “Behind the Scenes” footage after the jump…
Blitzen Trapper: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki.
Video: “Black River Killer” – Behind the Scenes
MP3s: (courtesy of Sub Pop)
• Blitzen Trapper – “Gold for Bread”