Delaware County, PA based band The Tressels are proud to announce the release of their new record, BURY ME AMERICAN.
BURY ME AMERICAN is the final installment of the AMERICAN TRILOGY of records The Tressels began in 2011 with AMERICAN SUNSET, followed by AMERICAN MIDNIGHT in 2012.
Working once again with Grammy recognized sound engineer Mike Tarsia (Patti Labelle/Hank Williams Jr.), the band has finally captured their explosive live energy on tape. BURY ME AMERICAN is the raw, white-knuckled recording their dedicated fans have been expecting from this veteran band of working class warrior poets.
2013 was a difficult year for founding members Andrew "Butch" Fullerton (vocals/guitar) and Brian "Dirtman" Sarkisian (guitar/producer).
Butch's 2 year marriage was coming to a close just as Dirtmans father was succumbing to the effects of a heart attack and stroke that would end his 51 year life.
As usual, the pair put their pain into song.
With the help of longtime collaborators Brendan "Fuzz" Floyd (bass), Mickey “Reds” Turner (percussion), and new member/old friend Matt "Outlaw" Orlando (drums/vocals), the group created their most vulnerable, affecting set of songs to date.
BURY ME AMERICAN is the epic conclusion to THE AMERICAN TRILOGY, a concept which began as most things in The Tressels world; a casual conversation over a round of beers. 4 years later, these 3 records are a period piece about love, loss, and finding hope in the most hopeless of times.
The Tressels have always maintained a delicate balance between the dark and light aspects of their songwriting throughout their 10 year career.
BURY ME AMERICAN is the sound of a band who is happy to make noise in the shadows.
released 28 November 2014
Butch-lead vocals, electric guitar
Dirtman-lead guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard
Produced by Mike Tarsia and Brian "Dirtman" Sarkisian
Recorded at TTR Studios and Mike Tarsia Recording (Philadelphia, PA)
Engineered by Andrew Owens and Mike Tarsia
Acoustic guitar on "All Wires" and "Past Me" engineered by Dan and Bob McGlinchey at Millstreet Records (Clifton Heights, PA)
Additional vocals on "Far Away Day" by Annette Williams
Mixed and Mastered by Mike F'n Tarsia!
Cover art by Kory Zuccarelli (www.zukephotography.com
Back cover photo by Break The Glass Photography
Strings Break So Do Hearts/I Write Better Songs Than You (ASCAP)