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Tristen

August 6th, 2015

Birth Name:
Tristen Gaspadarek

Born:
Tristen

Genre:
Singer/Songwriter

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Tristen

Biography

Chicagoland native Tristen Gaspadarek is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter who records and performs under the name Tristen. Inspired by Beatles songs on oldies radio and encouraged by her musician father, Tristen began experimenting with music at a young age, recording at home and playing at local coffeehouses. After graduating from De Paul University, she relocated to Nashville to further pursue a career in music. In 2009, she compiled a CD of her home recordings titled Teardrops and Lollipops, which she sold at shows in unique hand-sewn sleeves. In early 2011, she released a more definitive debut called Charlatans at the Garden Gate, an album of smartly written indie pop with strains of folk and Americana. The album was well received, earning praise from NPR, Paste Magazine, and Spin. She went on tour with established acts like Justin Townes Earle and Ezra Furman & the Harpoons before heading back to Nashville to record her follow-up. Lacking a record label, Tristen opted to fund her next album through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The resulting release was 2013's Caves, an eloquently made, synth-driven album and stylistic left turn for Tristen. Like its predecessor Charlatans, Caves was also named Best Local Album in 2013 by the Nashville Scene Critics Poll.

Top Albums


1. Charlatans A..

2. Caves

3. Teardrops an..

4. L'ombre à s..

5. Mars en marc..

6. Drôle de fi..

7. Pictures Fro..

8. Pictures fro..

9. Faces 7 – Si..

10. Grind It Slo..

11. Along These ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Forgiveness Bands Under the Radar, Vol… 2:57 $0.99
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New Punching Bag Nashville Indie Spotlight 2.. 3:07 $1.29
3.

Dark Grey Best of …, Pt. 2 7:05 $0.99
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Orbit Pictures From Above – Singl.. 5:13 $0.99
5.

Streets Of Pictures From Above – Singl.. 9:10 $0.99
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Pictures From Above Pictures From Above – Singl.. 7:42 $0.99
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Around My Way Highly Motivated 4:58 $0.99
8.

Downtime (Original) Faces 7 – Single 9:29 $0.99
9.

Startling News Caves 3:27 $0.99
10.

Island Dream Caves 3:26 $0.99
11.

Forgiveness Caves 2:57 $0.99
12.

Monster Caves 3:58 $0.99
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Dark Matter Caves 3:36 $0.99
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House of War Caves 3:11 $0.99
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Winter Night Caves 4:29 $0.99
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Catalyst Caves 3:51 $0.99
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Easy Out Caves 3:44 $0.99
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Gold Star Caves 4:10 $0.99
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No One's Gonna Know Caves 3:24 $0.99
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Grind It Slow (feat. J-Gutta) Grind It Slow (feat. J-Gutt.. 4:00 $0.99
21.

Loveable Teardrops and Lollipops 3:58 $0.99
22.

Inaction Teardrops and Lollipops 5:18 $0.99
23.

Stickquitter Teardrops and Lollipops 3:01 $0.99
24.

Lightning Will Find You Teardrops and Lollipops 3:40 $0.99
25.

World Is On Fire Teardrops and Lollipops 3:19 $0.99

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