We’re very happy to have seen a couple of amazing reviews run on Tristen’s new record Charlatans At The Garden Gate. Last night March 2nd, NPR’s All Things Considered aired a glowing review.
“Nowadays, it’s hard to come up with a fresh take on the pop hook. Sure, there’s some scholarship involved, but listening to Tristen, you realize that not everything about a killer hook can be taught. Part of it comes under the heading of “pure inspiration.” This album has plenty of that.”
Rolling Stone meanwhile, is taken with the record as well.
“When Tristen Gaspadarek belts “show me how your daddy and your mama made you” on the twangy rocker “Heart And Hope To Die,” it takes a second for the come-on to register. Her addictive debut is full of such moments: catchy refrains with multiple meanings, ear-tugging melodies with hidden hooks. She flaunts a philosophy major’s palette amidst echoes of vintage rockabilly and girl group pop: Gods battle, queens bid their rule, girlfriends enable druggy lovers.”