|Lissie celebrates a decade of her seminal 2010 full-length debut with the expanded ‘Catching A Tiger (Anniversary Edition)’, which is out now via The Orchard. The ‘Anniversary Edition’ includes five previously unreleased tracks recorded during the original ‘Catching A Tiger’ sessions in 2009 with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Modest Mouse) and Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses). It is out now on all digital platforms, on CD, and as a limited-edition double-LP vinyl with a gatefold sleeve. Listen HERE.|
While digging through hard drives, the award-winning and acclaimed Illinois-born and Iowa-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist also assembled ‘Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009)’. A collection of nine unheard formative compositions predating her signing to a major label, the album will follow on September 10th via Cooking Vinyl and is available to pre-order / pre-save here.
Lissie commented, “‘Catching A Tiger’ was the album that gave me a career. In high school, I dreamed of being a professional musician, and I definitely encountered more doubters than believers. During my early twenties, I was living in Hollywood trying to figure out how to support myself. I really admire the younger version of me who faced a lot of setbacks and personal hardships, but never doubted for one second I was going to make this happen in some way, shape, or form. I think about the resilience I had to make that album in the first place. It means a lot to me.”
Lissie has previewed the ‘Anniversary Edition’ over recent months by sharing the unreleased songs ‘It’s Not Me’, ‘A Bird Could Love A Fish’ and ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Anymore’.
Lissie will provide another flashback to 2010 when she shares the full ‘Live At Shepherd’s Bush’ concert film this Sunday, August 22nd. The set features the majority of ‘Catching A Tiger’, the then unreleased ‘Watch Over Me’, and covers of songs by Hank Williams, Kid Cudi and The Pretenders. The video goes live here at 8PM UK time (midday PT / 3pm ET). Lissie and former bandmates Eric Sullivan and Lewis Keller will join fans in the accompanying chat.
In 2010, ‘Catching A Tiger’ unassumingly established Lissie as a global voice. Stateside praise was replicated with acclaim in the UK from the BBC, Evening Standard, Uncut and The Independent, who described it as, “As refreshing a slice of pop as these jaded ears have heard in years.” She was nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Q Awards, and the album eventually sold 300,000 copies worldwide – 100,000 of which were in the UK, resulting in it being certified Gold.
After four albums, multiple EPs, and countless gigs, Lissie still derives the strongest connection from music. She manages to consistently connect, whether on tape, on-screen for David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ and Peter Farrelly’s ‘Loudermilk’, at rallies for Senator Bernie Sanders, or during one of her sold-out shows.
Whether she’s delicately plucking an acoustic melody or summoning a power chord, Lissie’s plainspoken poetry, eloquent songcraft, and bewitching timbre echo every facet of human experience: the wonder, the drama, the sadness, the triumph, the darkness, the light, and the love. And now she continues to make strides forward, telling her story like never before from where it all began.
‘Catching A Tiger (Anniversary Edition)’ tracklist:
Original album‘Record Collector’‘When I’m Alone’‘In Sleep’‘Bully’‘Little Lovin’’‘Stranger’‘Loosen The Knot’‘Cuckoo’‘Everywhere I Go’‘Worried About’‘Look Away’‘Oh Mississippi’Bonus tracks‘Just Because I Can’‘I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Anymore’‘A Bird Could Love A Fish’‘It’s Not Me’‘This Much I Know’
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