March 11, 2009

Lissy Trullie - Self-Taught Learner (2009)

I'll admit that the album art caught my attention first, but her music kept me interested. Similar to the Strokes, Lissy Trullie possesses a cool world weary demeanor and mines and updates the pop in 1970's NYC punk rock. The songs are mostly just her attitude over a strummed guitar, some minimal riffs, and the coo's of backup singers, but it works, striking a balance between reserved and urgent. "Boy Boy" and "Forget About It" are probably the catchiest, but the whole EP is pretty solid. Oh, and it includes her take on Hot Chip's "Ready For The Floor". Cool.


Nightrain said...

Baa-dang! Awesome album art.