Sunday, November 13, 2016

Tristen Covers Edgar Allen Poe

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We've been fans of Tristen for quite some time here at If It's Too Loud..., and it's been far too long since we've been able to share any new music of hers. While she does have a collection of poetry coming out this week, that doesn't necessarily scream "Here comes some new music!" Luckily, we do have a new song to share with you. Logic would dictate that to help promote a collection of poetry Tristen would take one of her poems and put it to song. Instead, she has taken one of Edgar Allen Poe's poems and put it with music. "A Dream Within a Dream" may not be as well known as "The Raven," but it's still a poem by Poe. Tristen avoids the obvious, gothed out direction, and makes this song her own. It's bluesy and funky (but with fuzzy as hell guitars), leaning much harder on the songs from her more roots sound of her album Charlatans At the Garden Gate than her more recent, pop-focused album Caves. It's an odd and bad ass experiment that works perfectly.

Tristen Gaspadarek's debut poetry collection, Saturnine Pocket Poetry Series: Volume 1, will be available on November 15. You can get your copy here. For more on Tristen, check out her website. You can watch the video of her version of Edgar Allen Poe's "A Dream Within a Dream" below.

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