Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
Tristen's Caves is the sound of conventions being defied. The label of "Nashville-based female singer-songwriter" is one that is unfortunately and heavily stereotyped, and if this is the common pigeonholing of acoustic, whiskey-tinged tales of lost love and wistful remembrance of something referred to as the "good ol' days," Tristen represents, well, none of these things. Right off the bat with single and album opener "No One's Gonna Know," the drums are punchy, poppy and driving, the music is upbeat, bright and painstakingly shiny. But beyond the typical pop schema, the lyrics are written with a sense of ruthless independence and severe honesty (chorus: "The only way to climb to the top/is stepping on heads/you're better off dead/you were always worth killing/just a runner for the show/and no one's gonna know.") Tristen Gaspadarek is not a gal to be trifled with.
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