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It's a proud Northwest moment! Portland band Blitzen Trapper have just released about the coolest cover song I've heard in ages: Heart's "Crazy on You," replete with blings and bleeps and of course, some buttrock(ish) power chords.

The track comes from a forthcoming release on Arena Rock Records called Bridging the Distance, which features loads of Portland-based bands performing updated versions of rock classics, including the Decemberists, the Dandy Warhols, the Thermals, the Joggers, the Minus Five, and a brand new band to me, the Kingdom {we just reviewed their full-length release K1 today, in fact!}. The Kingdom covered "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger, and I'm mildly embarrassed to admit just how excited I am to haer that.

The release will benefit p:ear, an organization that, "connects with some of the city's transitional youth and helps them bridge difficult obstacles in their lives through a program of education, art and recreation."

You can listen to the "Crazy on You" MP3 directly, or read more coverage over at Stereogum (props to them for making my grey, dreary Friday!)


PS ~ Did anyone catch Blitzen Trapper opening for Modest Mouse at the so-called secret show Wednesday night…? Give us a vicarious thrill!