LISSIE: WHY YOU RUNNIN' EP IN STORES NOW
On Tour With Ray LaMontagne, New Dates With A.A. Bondy Announced
Lissie's EP Why You Runnin' arrived in stores via Fat Possum Records last week. With her powerful, achingly evocative voice and mix of haunting and spirited, always soulful songs, the EP has been climbing the iTunes charts (a recent #1 rank for singer/songwriter albums) as early praise has begun to roll in. In advance of her headlining show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City this past Monday, Time Out New York offered: "...Lissie takes on Americana with a cool, breezy vibe and a strong voice... get to the Merc tonight to see what all the fuss is about." Reviewing the show, Blender.com remarked, "her throat's power seemed to almost knock the walls down... Lissie was dynamic with her entire body, putting tremendous energy out, and it showed. An excellent introduction to New York."
Radio is also already responding to Why You Runnin', with Lissie recently taping performances for WXPN's World Café Live (Philadelphia, PA) - which will air January 19, 2010 - as well as WFUV (New York, NY; air date TBA). She is also confirmed for an in-studio performance at influential station KCMP's The Current (Minneapolis, MN), in addition to an upcoming KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic performance on November 24.
Recently, AOL Music's Spinner blog featured Lissie's stirring new single, "Everywhere I Go," as their Free MP3 of the Day. Spinner will also be streaming Why You Runnin' in its entirety throughout the week here. Last month, My Old Kentucky Blog premiered the EP's first single "Little Lovin'", a track which moved TheFader.com to write, "...her spirit is all purple mountains majesty, pure and regal, a true Americana singer, conduit of the land...the richness of her voice never wavers."
Additionally, Lissie - who is currently opening for Ray LaMontagne on select dates - has now announced two new tour dates in support of label mate A.A. Bondy later this month in Omaha, NE and Columbia, MO. She is also set to headline her own KCRW-presented show at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA on November 24.
Lissie Tour Dates:
11/20/09 Fri Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA*
11/21/09 Sat Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA*
11/22/09 Sun Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA*
11/24/09 Tue Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
11/27/09 Fri Slowdown Omaha, NE^
11/28/09 Sat Mojo's Columbia, MO^
12/02/09 Wed Hoxton Bar London, GB
12/03/09 Thu The Lock Tavern London, GB
12/04/09 Fri The Wilmington Arms London, GB
02/21/10 Sun Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
02/22/10 Mon Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
02/23/10 Tue Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
02/24/10 Wed Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
02/25/10 Thu Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
02/26/10 Fri Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
05/07/10 Fri Tower Theater Upper Darby, PA
* With Ray LaMontagne
^ With A.A. Bondy
Lissie recorded the majority of the Why You Runnin' EP with friend Bill Reynolds (Band Of Horses) in her Ojai, CA farmhouse and at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC. Originally from the river-bordering town of Rock Island, IL, the wistful "Oh Mississippi" was recorded with Ed Harcourt last fall while she was far from home in London.