Back in January, we drew your attention to Tristen’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of her forthcoming LP C A V E S. Following the resounding success of said campaign, word came this week from Ms. Gaspadarek that the album will be released June 25 via her own label, PupSnake Records. Check out the video trailer above for a taste of the retro-electro flavors Tristen and band have massaged into to the evocative, simultaneously intimate and rockin’ sound of her stellar 2011 album, Charlatans at the Garden Gate.
Intrigued and hungry for more? The song in the video is “No One’s Gonna Know,” which you can stream in its entirety below. If you’d like to download a copy for your very own, cruise on over to Tristen’s site and sign up for the mailing list.
Sweetening the deal further, Tristen also headlines at Mercy Lounge on Saturday night, flanked by two other first-class local ladies, TORRES and Forget Cassettes. Mackenzie Scott, who performs as Torres, has already achieved nationwide recognition for her self-titled debut and its lead single, “Honey,” an examination of a burned-out love affair whose nuances belie her young age. Beth Cameron, who has been performing under the Forget Cassettes moniker since 2002, also has a forthcoming release to celebrate: the culmination of her O Cursa series, yielding an LP with the material from all three EPs plus previously unreleased tracks from the latest incarnation of the band. Check the recently dropped vid for “Lady Lazarus” to get a feel for the latest evolution in the Forget Cassettes sound — also adding an electronic dimension, but without abandoning Cameron’s signature heavy-guitar sound. O Cursa won’t be available in stores until Tuesday, April 9, but you can pick up a copy at the merch table.
The 18-and-up show starts at 10, and tickets are $10.