Bury Me American

by The Tressels

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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.

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released 28 November 2014

Butch-lead vocals, electric guitar
Dirtman-lead guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard
Outlaw-drums, vocals
Fuzz-lead bass
Mickey-shaker, tambourine

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)
copyright 2014

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Track Name: Traces Of Blood
i saw traces of blood on my tooth brush
and i thought of the worst things to happen to me
i thought the love we shared in once
was stronger than i found it to be

i found you in the dragon room
full of dusty old records and arm wrestling
you gave me proof
you pulled out your tooth
and it gave me a reason to sing

i got a car full of weapons and the best of the cure
i don't know who i am anymore

i saw traces of blood on my tooth brush
and i thought of the worst things to happen to me
i thought the love we shared in once
was stronger than i found it to be
Track Name: Troubled
lately i been in some trouble
killin time down in the dungeon
loving you is never hard to do loving me makes it hard to breathe
grab a glass let's drown our sorrow
i believe in no tomorrow
loving you was never hard to do loving me it makes it hard to breathe
i couldn't show you where i live
i thought you'd be ashamed of it
and it's a long walk home and you're not staying
i don't blame ya
the night i gave into the demons
was the night they stole you back from jesus
loving you was never hard to do loving me makes it hard to breathe
i wasn't going very fast
thought of you and slammed the gas
and i left you behind in all the wreckage
i don't regret it
lately i been in some trouble
killing time down in the dungeon
when you make a deal with the devil he won't let you walk away
Track Name: All Wires
i want your golden years
and i want your heart right here
and i wanted to disappear before you came
i didn't mean to make you cry
that's just the way that i say goodbye
your kingdom awaits you
you don't have to stay here tonight

if you go
i'll be sad i won't let you know
i don't mind inside i'm all wires

i had a dream we talked
that's how i knew that it was a dream
how we spoke of our love and how nothing would stand in between
now i'm in a haunted mansion
nothing but time on my hands
i stayed up all night
just to write out my list of demands

if you go
i'll be sad i won't let it show
but i don't mind inside i'm all wires

your hearts an armored car
and i haven't had
any patience lately
to break in baby

i don't mind inside i'm wires
Track Name: Past Me
i married an actress when i was young
her parents knew just who i was
they hated me
i forgot where i came from
disowned the place that molded me

i got two sets of keys made
one of them's yours
cannot guarantee they'll open doors

i'll be outside waiting for your car to pull up
and every time i pay you say it's never enough
i'll be talkin shit as soon as you leave cause
im hopin that you'll drive right PAST ME

ain't goin to funerals no more
i'm going where i've never been before
maybe brazil maybe L.A.
i've forgotten yesterday

stay close to me babe we'll be fine
if you got the money i've got the time

i'll be outside waiting for your car to pull up
and every time i pay you say it's never enough
i'll be talkin shit as soon as you leave cause
im hopin that you'll drive right PAST ME
Track Name: Denim Jacket
stick to readin poems baby
please don't write them down
i'd hate to see you disappointed
if it don't work out
i hear you're livin with some woman
somewhere uptown
and i'm not speaking out of line am i?
i have my doubts about you now

you had stars in your eyes
i had spots in my glasses
and you sewed all the patches
onto my denim jacket
wrote you letters in class
four weeks you were absent
then you came back
like nothing had happened

stick to being no one baby
don't be proud
work real hard and save some money
get outta town
cause i hear how you're livin lately
it brings me down
i'm not speakin outta line am i?
i have my doubts about you now

you had stars in your eyes
i had spots in my glasses
and you sewed all the patches
onto my denim jacket
wrote you letters in class
four weeks you were absent
then you came back
like nothing had happened
Track Name: Far Away Day
i just moved
from a box into a bag
baby this whole day has been a drag
i guess you gotta go
i can't come i know
i will polish
your trophies when you're gone
i cannot promise to keep my wedding ring on
we went about it wrong
i'll be up at dawn

i'm not gonna waste your time and tell you the truth
on that far away day
when i get over you
i ain't gonna make it to the station tonight
take from this what you wish
consider it goodbye....

i burned my hair
i lit a cigarette on the stove
you know i tried to let everything go
but i couldn't let it go....
it was dumb i know

i will polish
your trophies when you're gone
i cannot promise to keep my wedding ring on
we went about it wrong
i'll be up at dawn

i'm not gonna waste your time and tell you the truth
on that far away day
when i get over you
i ain't gonna make it to the station tonight
take from this what you wish
consider it goodbye....