A Nashville songstress with a sweet voice and cute stage name (she’s just “Tristen” to her fans and record label), Tristen Gaspadarek explores ambitious territory on her full-length American Myth debut, Charlatans At The Garden Gate. With a graceful approach and a fine-tuned gift for sniffing out irony, Tristen’s songs burst with the aural treats of fine production, colorful instrumentation, and winking (but on-point) lyrics. She cut her teeth recording demos on an Mbox Mini and sewing the sleeves of her first collection, Teardrops And Lollipops—but on her new album, Tristen stakes a bigger claim than predilections for pretty harmonies and twee arrangements would indicate. Like her song “Doomsday,” Tristen is about blending the lovely and traumatic, all with unique flair. Her next release is a three-track 7-inch with takes on classic holiday songs, to be funded by a Kickstarter campaign.