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    Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:18:55

    Lissy Trullie to Release Self-Titled Debut on March 6 - Listen to "Madeleine" now

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    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on stage on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.
    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.

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    Lissy Trullie will release her self-titled album, out March 6 of next year.

    Produced by John Hill (Santigold, M.I.A., Shakira) and David Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars), Lissy Trullie is the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut EP Self-Taught Learner.

    The first song off the new album, "Madeleine," is a lush and arresting introduction. Go here to check it out!

    Though she had been playing guitar and writing songs since age 11, and in bands since she was 14, it was 2009's appropriately titled Self-Taught Learner that served as the world's introduction to Lissy Trullie. The debut EP was made hastily on a sparse budget, but it garnered encouraging reviews.

    Over the past two years, Trullie honed her live skills and began to develop the material that would comprise her first album. The making of the long-awaited disc became a lengthy but illuminating learn-by-doing process, starting with tentative sessions in London and Stockholm. It wasn't until Trullie began to collaborate with producers Hill and Sitek, though, that she knew she'd found the right combination of people, environment and attitude to realize her vision. She truly is a self-taught learner. Great title. We heart it.

    Lissy Trullie, made in the LA studios of both Hill and Sitek, is coolly confident in feel, its mostly brisk punk foundation yielding to memorable pop choruses along the way. On the album, dirty guitar sounds and driving, new wave-tempo-ed drums are countered by swirling synths, brass, and layers of heavenly vocals, a beguiling mix of the earthy and the ethereal. Trullie's voice and presence is commanding throughout; with her elastic singing, she comes across at times like a modern-day Chrissie Hynde. But the artful precision of the arrangements belies the more spontaneous nature of the sessions, as Trullie revealed, "I think the benefit of working with John and Dave is that there was no mention of pressure, and they had zero rules. It was just free-form creativity, any wacky suggestion was taken, and that's how the sound of the record happened. That style of working just suits me very well."

    "I write so I can find something new and hopefully keep growing," said Trullie. "This was the first time I got into a real studio with real producers and by the end of the recording process I wound up with what I wanted from the very start – to make music that has evolved."

    Did you like "Madeleine?"

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.16.11



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