‘Drive-Thru Divorce’ is the latest single from Trapper Schoepp’s third album Primetime Illusion abvailable to buy on vinyl and CD from Xtra Mile.
“When you’ve lost, lost the cause…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-Valentine’s melancholy magic, wonderfully topped-off with lugubrious wedding chimes, forlorn church organs, and guitar-lines seemingly always destined to break away. Watch the video below.
‘Drive Through Divorce’ arrives as Trapper Schoepp prepares to embark on a UK and European tour with his Xtra Mile Recordings labelmates Skinny Lister. Kicking off at Brighton’s The Haunt on 28 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.
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.
Trapper Schoepp will join Skinny Lister on dates below.
28 Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
01 Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
02 Southampton, UK @ 1865
06 Bristol, UK @ Fleece
07 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
08 Leeds, UK @ Key Club
09 Leicester, UK @ Academy
13 Berlin, Germany @ SO36
14 Kiel, Germany @: Orange Club
15 Erfurt, Germany @ Kalif Storch
16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum
17 Nuremberg, Germany @ Der Hirsch
19 Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
20 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
21 Munich, Germany @ Strom
22 Bern, Switzerland @ Bierhubeli
23 Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
26 Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
27 Rouen, France @ Le 106
28 Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord
29 Cologne, Germany @ Stollwerk
30 Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
03 Edinburgh, UK @ The Mash House
04 Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
05 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
06 Manchester, UK @ Club Academy 2
10 Cambridge, UK @ Junction 1
11 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom