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If you are SO over the schmaltzy-ness of Valentines Day, then Trapper Schoepp may well have the antidote you’ve been waiting for… “Drive Thru Divorce” is the ripely-titled and finely-timed new single from the erudite Wisconsinite singer-songwriter.
“When you’ve lost, lost the course… There’s drive-thru divorce” quips Trapper in one of the most beguilingly catchy-choruses of the year so far.
A sumptuous soft-rock charmer beamed straight from the mid-70s; Schoepp delivers a piece of post-Valentines melancholy magic, wonderfully topped-off with lugubrious wedding chimes, forlorn church organs, and guitar-lines seemingly always destined to break away…
“Drive Through Divorce” arrives as Trapper Schoepp prepares to embark on a UK and European tour with his Xtra Mile Recordings label mates SKINNY LISTER. Kicking off at Brighton’s The Haunt on the 28th February, the tour will see Schoepp and Skinny go on to visit venues in France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic and Switzerland before returning for a second UK leg in April. Full dates and details below.
Schoepp will be performing tracks from his critically acclaimed new album ‘Primetime Illusion’ – out now on Xtra Mile Recordings. Hailed as “a genuine and unhyped talent” (4*) by RNR Magazine, elsewhere Rolling Stone praised the songwriter’s knack for a ‘winsome, nostalgic melody’, whereas No Depression championed ‘Primetime Illusion’ as “his strongest, most impactful album to date”.
Produced in Milwaukee by Pat Sansone (Wilco, Robyn Hitchcock), ‘Primetime Illusion’ sees Schoepp reaching for his own place in the canon with a truly remarkable collection of character-driven songs and stories, a carefully etched series of sonic snapshots in which people we all know struggle to fulfil their own American dream. The album also features a co-write with Bob Dylan called, “On, Wisconsin.” which was premiered by Rolling Stone alongside a Q&A with Schoepp, plus a mini documentary shot by the state of Wisconsin about the remarkable track.
Catch Trapper Schoepp on tour with Skinny Lister at the following UK shows:
28 – Brighton Concorde 2
- 1 – Norwich Arts Centre
2- Southampton 1865
6 – Bristol Fleece
7 – Glasgow King Tuts
8 – Leeds Key Club
9 – Leicester Academy
3 – Edinburgh The Mash House
4 – Newcastle Riverside
5 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
6 – Manchester Club Academy
- 10 – Cambridge Junction
11 – London Electric Ballroom
The new album, Primetime Illusion is out now. For more information and tickets visit trapperschoepp.com.