Blitzen Trapper have told different tales regarding the origin of their name, but the most plausible in the one about vocalist/guitarist Eric Earley's Junior High girlfriend. She had a Trapper Keeper (loose-leaf binder) in school with pictures of Santa and his reindeer on it. Her favorite reindeer was Blitzen. Earley thought "hmmm, good name for my future band." Actually, when the group began in Portland, Oregon in 2000 they had a totally different name- Garmonbozia. By 2003 they had come to their senses and became Blitzen Trapper, self-releasing an album with that title. All Across This Land is their 8th studio album. The music can be described as "alt-country." Blitzen Trapper lean toward the rocking side of Americana, and have described the new album as "a top-down, tightly defined piece of classic rock and roll, full of big riffs, bigger hooks and compelling, instantly relatable lyrics."