Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Lissie - "Covered Up With Flowers" EP

On the heels of Catching A Tiger her acclaimed debut album, Lissie returns today with the release of her new EP of cover songs, Covered Up With Flowers.  The Youtube videos of her amazing covers have been lighting up the internet for a while so it was only natural that the folk-pop siren would release this fan-friendly 5-song EP.

Lissie shows her "gangsta" side with live a cover of Kid Cudi's hit "Pursuit Of Happiness".  And she shows off her pop side with a sing-along cover of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" recoded live in London, where she adds in a handclap and acapella back-porch hootenanny outro to put her own folk spin on the song.  The standout track on the EP is Lissie's twangy and soulful studio-recorded cover of the enigmatic 60's singer-songwriter Joe South's Grammy-winning track, "Games People Play" which features fellow labelmate Tyler Ramsey of Band Of Horses on guitar and piano.  She follows that with a beautiful, very faithful live cover of Metallica's Black Album ballad "Nothing Else Matters" but she fortunately omits Hetfield's trademark "ooh-aah"-grunts after every line.  The excellent EP closes with a studio recorded cover of "The Ship Song" by Nick Cave which includes production and instrumentation from Bill Reynolds of Band Of Horses.

With the Covered Up With Flowers EP, Lissie shows off the different sides of her musical taste and style while showcasing her dynamic live performances and unique voice. 

For more info click here: http://www.lissie.com/ and http://www.fatpossum.com/


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