[photo by nyctaper]
Tristen Gaspadarek has been writing and performing her heartfelt country-tinged songs for nearly half of her twenty-six years, and her intrinsic wisdom-beyond-years is evident in the strength of her writing. Tristen and The Ringers performed a tight forty-five minute set at Knitting Factory last night that featured much of the material from her new album Charlatans At The Garden Gate released last week on American Myth Records. It is an album that chronicles the power and destructive nature of love seen through the weary eyes of experienced world traveler. The most stark recitation of the struggle is featured in the relationship-with-an-addict number “Baby Drugs”, which can be streamed below. Tristen is one of those seriously talented artists who we expect big things from in the near future, and Charlatans is the likely conduit to that success. Tristen’s current tour wraps up with three more dates this week, before she heads to SXSW, and then continues throughout the country during April and May.
I recorded this set with the four microphone rig from our standard location in this venue and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!
Stream “Baby Drugs”:
Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Brooklyn, NY USA
Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Soundboard Booth
Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced
[Total Time 45:10]
01 Save Raina
02 Special Kind of Fear
05 Battle of The Gods
06 Baby Drugs
10 Matchstick Murder
11 Eager For Your Love
12 Heart And Hope to Die
13 The Ringer
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Tristen, visit her website, and purchase Charlatans At The Garden Gate from the American Myth Records website [HERE].