American Myth Recordings will release Tristen's album Charlatans At The Garden Gate on February 1st.
A native of Chicago, Tristen left the confines of the windy city after graduating from college. She set out for Nashville where she sought out a more granular, organic music scene. There she grafted influences from music and people she found in the city's grittier establishments.
She soon began recording with the help of friends, and based on the strength of a 5 song hand packaged EP sold at her many self booked tour dates and home town gigs, Tristen began to draw attention from local and national tastemakers. Paste named her a "Best of what's Next" and American Songwriter praised her music, noting that Tristen's "strength seems to reside in her ability to be musically versatile. Utilizing various orchestrations, Tristen weaves a glistening web of thoughtful and extremely mature melodies that tremble with undeniable power." Back home the Nashville Scene lauded Tristen's sound for encompassing "the sweepingly delicate Kate Bush to the '50s pop of Sylvia Robinson of Mickey & Sylvia fame."