The Tressels
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The Tressels

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | SELF

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2005
Band Alternative Rock




"The hearty anthems off The Tressels new album Bury Me American will keep our souls warm this winter"

"Americana five-piece The Tressels are continuing to rock the Philly music scene. The Delco-based group dropped their seventh album, Bury Me American, via Bandcamp last Friday. The six-track record is the final installation of their “American trilogy”, preceded by American Sunset and American Midnight. Chock-full of soaring guitar riffs and hearty sing-along anthems, Bury Me American finds lead singer Butch uses raw, raspy vocals to paint images of the country, supported by the band’s strong backbone of steady rhythms and chiming guitars.

Whether nostalgic and tinged with sadness, eminent in “Traces of Blood”, or anticipatory and excited, like in “Past Me,” the record is filled with musical imagery only truly understood through listening, and perhaps looking out on a beautiful American cityscape none other than Philadelphia. You can listen to the full album below, and grab a download at Bandcamp. The Tressels will be playing The Abandoned Christmas Village Barnival of Light Finale at The Trophy Tavern on December 27th." - WXPN

"The Tressels-Every Generation Has One"

"Everything about this band is unique" - Watchtower Music

"American Midnight Review"

"This is a mature, boundary pushing, and sophisticated band." - Blogs N' Roses

"An Interview with The Tressels"

"They are a fantastic local band who not only write kick ass rock n roll music, but also have the live show to back it up" - Blogs N' Roses

"Listen to “Nothin’ But Your Love,” the first single from The Tressels’ American Midnight (playing The Grape Room on 11/17)"

“Nothin’ But Your Love” is unapologetically, righteously 80s power-pop, with a thwacky beat up front guiding you into a refrain worthy of The Replacements, Tom Petty or even Bon Jovi (which we absolutely mean as a compliment). - WXPN

"As unstoppable as Gallagher's watermelon hammer, The Tressels smash their way into The Note"

"These 30-somethings, some of whom are married and settled down, still break stuff and get slammed and rock every ounce of sweat out of their bodies when they play live gigs."
- First State Rock

"WMMR Local Shot Artist of The Month, The Tressels!"

t's Jaxon's Local Shots Podcast! With a new year and a new month... comes a new WMMR Local Shots Artist of the Month! January's artist is The Tressels! We've featured The Tressels on the air in the past and recently featured them on Jaxon's Local Shots Podcast. Today we played Tell Me a Secret on the air, off their new album American Sunset. We think you'll like it, and when you do... go check them out at The Legendary Dobbs on South Street this Friday night - 93.3 WMMR

"The Tressels-Bourbon Legend"

"Huge Mind Bending Breakdowns" - The Styrofoam Dome

"Meet The Tressels"

"This is quintessential dude-oriented rock. Not that there isn't something for the ladies, as this band knows how to work the crowd" - Girl About Town


" The perfect mix of sentimentality and recklessness on the rocks" - WONKA VISION

"WXPNs The Key Stuido Sessions with THE TRESSELS"

"The best bar band in Delaware County"

"Their studied rock hooks and lyrical smarts will make you question why “bar band” is such an unfavorable distinction" - WXPN

"YLN Podcast of The Week"

YLN talks to The Tressels about AMERICAN MIDNIGHT -

"Featured podcast on"

This week’s featured podcast is with The Tressels! The guys are back on YLN to give us an update on their busy 2012. They just released “American Midnight”, the 2nd installment of their “American Trilogy.” We discussed how they’ve matured and developed musically since their first release, we heard stories from their studio sessions, and we also listened to 3 tracks from the EP. The last song in the podcast is the debut of their holiday song “Thoughtless Gift.” Listen and catch up with The Tressels and leave your comments below! -


Experience what it sometimes takes for an independent band to make a rock 'n' roll album. - the deli

"The Tressels-American Sunset"

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. - NO DEPRESSION the roots rock music authority


American Midnight (2012)

American Sunset (2011)

Bourbon Legend (2009)

No Stops Til' Fishtown (2008)

Prison Wine (2006)

American Midnight is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon MP3, Nokia OVI, Deezer, eMusic, Wimp, Rdio, 7Digital, 24/7 (9 stores), Rhapsody, Simfy, Vidzone Digital, Beatport, Dancefuel, Juno Download, and Bandcamp.

"My Brother Called" and "Motel Bible" have received FM radio airplay on 93.3 WMMR, 88.5 WXPN, 91.7 WLFR, as well as various podcasts., a philadelphia based podcast has had The Tressels in studio to discuss and feature tracks for both Sunset' and Midnight'. They also debuted "Thoughtless Gift," a free downloadable Christmas song The Tressels recorded during the American Midnight sessions.

"My Brother Called," "Tell Me A Secret," "I'll Be Staying at The Raven," and "Brothel Blues," have been featured on the podcast.

Album credits for AMERICAN MIDNIGHT are available at
All of The Tressels releases are available for streaming and download at



American Midnight is the new release from Delaware County, Pennsylvania based band The Tressels. American Midnight is the second part of the bands proposed "American Trilogy," which began with last years American Sunset.

American Midnight is produced by Tressel Guitarist Brian Sarkisian, engineered by Dan and Bob McGlinchey at Millstreet Records, and mixed and mastered by Grammy winning sound engineer, Mike Tarsia (David Bowie, The Smithereens).

American Sunset was a creative resurgence for this veteran band and its founders guitarist/songwriter Brian "The Dirtman" Sarkisian, and singer/songwriter Andrew Butch Fullerton. With Percussionist Mickey Reds, Bassist Brendan "Fuzz" Floyd, and Drummer Tom Giachero, the group perfected the sound they had developed over the past seven years, an eclectic blend of Psychedelic rock, Americana, and Power Pop.

"Sunset" was immediately embraced by local press and radio, with the band earning the dubious distinction of best bar band in Delaware County, from WXPNs John Vettese. A title the band agrees is both hard earned and well deserved.

For Butch and Dirtman, American Midnight is a reflection of a life in the trenches of rock & roll. The pair began playing together fifteen years ago, throughout high school, and the majority of their twenties. They were playing smokey clubs and hell-hole dives before they were old enough to drive, and they still take the stage with the same energy and enthusiasm they did when they were teenagers.

But The Tressels are no longer teenagers. They live in different states, hold down full time jobs, raise families, but still slug it out in bars, because as with any calling, there are sacrifices to be made. When The Tressels reached out to their fanbase for help to contribute to a Kickstarter campaign to help finish American Midnight, the outpouring of generosity proved their sacrifices were not in vain, and their goal dollar amount was far exceeded.

American Midnight comes along fifteen years after Butch met Dirtman in the Drexel Hill Middle School jazz band room, seven years after the band vowed to play only one gig and then break up, and less than a year after starting a new chapter with the American Trilogy.

and as the title suggests.......


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