Friday, August 13, 2010

CD Review: Lissie's "Tiger" Debut

Since releasing her debut EP last year, Lissie has been on the elevator up to stardom. Performing shows with Ray LaMontagne and at the SXSW festival, she won the acclaim of new fans everywhere. Lissie will release her full-length debut album "Catching A Tiger" on August 17. The album has already reached #22 on the UK charts.

The sweet sound of Lissie's voice draws you in right from the beginning with the song "Record Collector." Lissie expands her repertoire with the pop sounds of "When I'm Alone" and "In Sleep," but her strengths lie in her storytelling folk side as in "Bully" and "Everywhere I Go." Three of the songs on Lissie new album were carried over from here EP and with good reason. "Little Lovin'" is a slow-building tune that closes with a hand-clapping, foot-stomping finish. "Cuckoo" is a fun, acoustic rocker that allows you to sing along. Lissie keeps the music simple in "Look Away" which allows her lyrical improvisation to carry the song. She closes the album with "Oh Mississippi," a gentle prayer to the Mississippi River where she was raised.

Lissie will be performing the rest of the year overseas, only stopping in the US once for the Austin City Limits Festival in October. Her new album "Catching A Tiger" was produced by Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Norah Jones) and Bill Reynolds (Band Of Horses) and will be released on Fat Possum Records. For more information on Lissie, check out her website www.lissie.com.

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