40 HOURS - THE NEW LP BY TRISTAN WELCH COMING February 22, 2019.
IN RECENT PERFORMANCES LEADING UP TO THE RELEASE TRISTAN HAS BEEN SEEN HOLDING UP PROTEST SIGNS, INSPIRED BY ANARCHIST GRAFFITI, DISPLAYING THE MESSAGES OF “ABOLISH WORK” AND “FIRE YOUR BOSS”. THESE THEMES CORRELATE WITH THE SOUND OF HIS NEW RECORD - WHILE BEING MORE MELODIC IN NATURE - Is AS RAW AS ONLY SOMEBODY WORKING OVERTIME COULD PRODUCE. HE HOPES TO SPREAD A MESSAGE THAT HE BELIEVES WE CAN ONLY TRULY CHANGE WHAT WE HAVE SEEN SINCE THE RELEASE OF GOD BLESS AMERICA BY WITHHOLDING OUR LABOR, UNITING AS A WORKING CLASS TO STAND UP AGAINST OPPRESSION. THIS IS THE SOUND OF THE WORKING CLASS STRUGGLE. .
Always wearing a suit (in a homage to Robert Fripp - or if you ask him - to give art the respect it deserves - or if you ask his friends it’s so he’s always ready for a funeral - a licensed embalmer by trade). He performs live looping soundscapes with his electric guitar, using Banks of effects pedals and amplification to create an enveloping, and sometimes obliterating sonic environment.