by Steve Haruch
Our Conference Call video series makes a triumphant return with Cream favorite Tristen, who stopped by the Scene offices to play two cuts off her excellent debut album, Charlatans at the Garden Gate. These are the kind of songs that are sturdy enough to hold up regardless of environment, whether with her full band, like her album release show at The Basement, or just words-and-guitar style, like these intimate vids. NPR's All Things Considered aired a segment on her today — "listening to Tristen," says Tom Moon, "you realize that not everything about a killer hook can be taught" — but the audio won't be online until 6 p.m. this evening, so enjoy these while you wait on that. (NYC Taper grabbed her Feb. 23 set with The Ringers at The Knitting Factory, too, if you're into that sort of thing.) Check out "Heart and Hope to Die" above, then "Wicked Heart" below.
Directed and edited by Seth Graves.