Rangers & Valentines (Inc Ltd Bonus 5-Track EP) (2CD)

Trapper Schoepp

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Rock, Alternative
Xtra Mile Recordings
April 15, 2016

Format: Compact Disc



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Limited Edition includes a bonus 5-Track EP (previously unreleased in the UK), only whilst stocks last!

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, Old 97's, The Wallflowers, The Jayhawks, Bo Deans.

Trapper will be making a music video for every single song on 'Rangers & Valentines'.

The Limited LP is packaged in a gatefold sleeve with download code. First pressing limited to just 500 copies worldwide!

Press Quotes

"An album brim full of high octane tracks with an energy that harks back to the Raggle Taggle Gypsy & Fisherman's Blues era of The Waterboys, yet delivered with a modern Country/Americana edge (Think Old 97's, The Wallflowers) that'll have you frantically tapping your feet and nodding your head on the very first listen - This lot can't put a foot wrong in our book and deserve the much greater things that are now destined to happen"

Propermusic.com - Editor


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Key Value
Catalogue number XMR111CD
Barcode 5060091559400
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 74g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 138mm x 5mm x 125mm