She's one pretty voice with one seriously dark sense of humor. Check out the video for "Matchstick Murder" and you'll get the idea:
Tristen's album Charlatans at the Gate was released a little over a month ago courtesy of American Myth Recordings. Having written and produced the album almost entirely by herself, she clearly has a strong point of view. Her style is refreshingly unique. Pop melodies infused with a pseudo-southern rockabilly sound. Her use of harmonies and background vocals adds a sort of apron-doo wop feel that makes light of the surprisingly dark topics she tackles on this 11 song debut: liars, drug addiction, breakups. Standard singer-songwriter topics I suppose, but she delivers lyrics that surprise at every turn with double entendres and witty metaphors.
"Baby Drugs" is another stand-out track. Take a listen.
"Baby Drugs" - Tristen
The entire album is filled with gems like the above. Make sure you stop by her website, here, for a free 4 song download.
Tristen is currently on tour, hitting up SXSW next week. And if you aren't one of the lucky few (and by few I mean 13,000, give or take), you can catch her at The Satellite, May 6th.