Music Video of the Day: Black River Killer by Blitzen Trapper (2009, dir by Daniel Elkayam)

If Cormac McCarthy was writing and directing music videos, the end result would probably be a lot like this brilliant video for Blitzen Trapper’s Black River Killer.

The song may be about a man who is thrown in jail on a whim and charged with the murder of a woman that was found on the Sunset Strip but, as soon becomes obvious, sometimes whims turn out to be correct.  The song’s narrator is a murderer, one who kills randomly and without giving it much of a second thought.  According to an interview Eric Earley gave to Rainn Wilson, the killer is actually a supernatural force that possesses one individual after another.  So, even if the current Black River Killer ceases his activities, a new one will take his place.


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