Portland, Ore. six piece Blitzen Trapper has produced another eclectic knockout with the band’s fourth release, Furr. On previous albums, frontman Eric Earley and his cohorts mixed and matched folk roots, archetypal rock akin to Neil Young, Centro-matic and likeminded woodshedders, and a hippie-country vibe.

On Furr, there’s a ramshackle revolution to standout tunes such as the South San Gabriel-ish title track, an acoustic mountain allegory about shapeshifting and faith. Conviction and belief, or the loss of both, turns through many songs.

There’s a degree of relentless prophecy that fuels fuzzy apocalyptic rocker “Fire and Fast Bullets.” Poetic “Stolen Shoes and a Rifle” (concerning inevitability) and symbolist “Lady on the Water” (which pours forth fundamentalist iconography) tip to the Band’s evocative Americana experience. The record’s finest acoustic outing is the Shins-like homicide ballad, “Black River Killer,” a first-person murder narrative regarding the thin knife edge that separates sin and salvation.

Grade: B

Furr is currently available.