Your favorite shows might be going on hiatus, but not Milling About! Ken and Mandy are back, and this time theyâ€™ve got an impeccable set from singer-songwriter Tristen, live in the Milling About Studio! One guess as to where you can download these exclusive tracks â€“ thatâ€™s right, here at ENS.
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A studio session with Nashville-based Tristen provides an intimate glimpse at her already intimate songs. These songs tell stories so effortlessly that you canâ€™t help but ponder over the lyrics, hear the punch thatâ€™s being packed into such a small space and realize that this isnâ€™t effortless â€“ Tristenâ€™s just that good. Listen to â€œSave Rainaâ€ and hear what we mean. On top of that, sheâ€™s got a unique, compelling voice. If you looked up â€œunvarnishedâ€ in the dictionary, youâ€™d see a picture of these songs. Not sure how that would work, but itâ€™s still true.
Between these acoustic tracks we catch up with the crew! Since we last visited Ken, Mandy and the Peanut Gallery (this time around itâ€™s Ben, a very quiet Sarah and Each Note Secureâ€™s own MaryKate) theyâ€™ve been busy jet setting to the countyâ€™s metropolises and having their mom drop them off at brain-washing tents in Nowheresville, Illinois. Benâ€™s earned clout of car-shipping proportions but, even cooler, he hung out in the hotel from Ghostbusters. Kenâ€™s been rubbing elbows with fashion royalty and literally lying in the gutter. And he met Ashley Olsen. Guess which one of those two places he was in when that happened! And on that note, what works better for cheek bones: rouge or action-hero-like facial cuts? Discuss. Also on that note, Mandyâ€™s been busy playing nurse and working on music, which we canâ€™t wait to hear. And have you heard of Toy Band? Theyâ€™re big in Kansas City.
Along with the top-notch studio session, Ben and Yusef have an interview with Tristen. She clues us in to the joys of Holly House, a musical collective in Nashville, and the three discuss the do-it-yourself ethic in music these days. FYI, donâ€™t send out a mass Facebook message in hopes of making your band famous. Itâ€™s not going to work.
All that and more on this episode of Milling About! Take a listen! But not on your iPod when youâ€™re walking down a dark, deserted street at midnight!