The Tressels


American Sunset is the new 6 song EP from the Delaware County, Pennsylvania based band The Tressels. Produced and recorded by Dan McGlinchey at MillStreet Recording, American Sunset finds The Tressels perfecting the sound they’ve developed over 6 years, 2 full lengths, and countless underground CD-R releases, an eclectic mix of heartland rock, psychedelic riffs, and pop song-craft.

The founding members of The Tressels; Singer/Songwriter Butch, Lead Guitarist Big Dirty, and Percussionist Mickey Reds closed ranks after the departure of their rhythm section following the release of 2010’s Bourbon Legend, turning their personal and professional tragedies into earnest anthems about hope, addiction, betrayal, love, loss, nostalgia, and regret, played by life long friends who hold onto the heroic (or idiotic) notion that rock n’ roll is still a noble pursuit.

The Tressels have never had the same lineup on consecutive releases since they formed in 2005, something the band now uses to their advantage. They embraced the collaborative process on American Sunset, utilizing guest vocalists for harmony and atmosphere, meanwhile expanding their instrumental palate by adding mandolin, ukulele, and banjo.

On previous releases, The Tressels struggled to showcase each members strength; Butch’s candid lyrics, Big Dirty’s David Gilmour-meets-Legend-of-Zelda guitar leads, and Mickey’s ever expanding arsenal of junk percussion, all fighting for space in the mix. On American Sunset, the band realizes their greatest strength is the caliber of their songwriting, allowing the band (and the listener) to venture of out of their comfort zone, into somewhere darker, braver, and more beautiful.

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