Nashville, TN

Named one of Paste Magazine's "Best of What's Next" artists, Tristen Gaspadarek and Co. (going by simply Tristen) have been earning accolades for their bright and orchestrated sounding EP Deceivers Are Achievers. The band includes elements of indie rock and country filled out with strings and soaring harmonies.

The confidence heard in those songs becomes more evident when we learn that Tristen started writing songs and performing at age 14. It's was mostly just for fun then, but as college drew to a close she decided to work on music full time and moved to Nashville.

Tristen is currently mixing her upcoming full-length, Charlatans At The Garden Gate, due to hit the streets in January.