Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Why you listenin'
If you're in an alt-country, Neko Case/Stevie Nicksish mood, you could do much worse than check out the debut EP from Rock Island, IL native Lissie. It was recorded at her current home in Ojai, CA, and at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, NC, with her friend Bill Reynolds (of Band of Horses). The EP's lead-off track, Little Lovin', is a rousing, foot stomping rambler, and you can hear it below. From there she does a haunting cover of the old country song Wedding Bells, that is very evocative of Case's dusty voice. The mood turns gospelish with the hymn-like Oh Mississippi, and her voice begins to soar in a more soulful pop persuasion on Everywhere I Go. The EP comes to a close with Here Before, a track that really highlights her melodic voice. The five tracks do a nice job of imaging Lissie's potential and is worth a check-out for certain.