The Tressels — American Sunset
1) They already have a Kickstarterproject going to finish post-production on their fourth album, which will be sequel to the one reviewed below. And I promise you’re gonna love it so much you will throw DOLLAR DOLLAR bills at the band.
2) American Sunset is a great album. And you can name your price for it on Bandcamp. Like The Sparklers, The Tressels have embraced an early nineties country-rock ethos. Clocking in at a mere six songs, it’s clear that the band carefully pruned their material to create the best album they could offer — and the effort certainly shows. The album begins carefully with “Wolves,” a contemplative, steel guitar-laced crooner that transitions to a heavier anthem. However, it soon crescendos with rockers “Tell Me a Secret” and “Wilma,” which should make you fall in love if you haven’t already.
I will say that, after listening to the album, I felt the writing could have used some maturation. The single from the next album in the band’s American Trilogy, American Midnight, shows that progress. And you should drop some money on it.