Review Summary: All hipster's wet dream turned flesh in 2009 appearing with her first EP. This years delivers her first full lenght.
All hipster's wet dream turned flesh in 2009 when Lissy Trullie appeared on scene. The tall, pale, shy, skinny, boyish redhead girl with pixie short hair cut, had just delivered her first EP, Self Taugh-Learner, it was a promising delivery and she was hailed by the New York ''cool'' people as some sort of modern day Nico, and bashed/dismissed by others as the typical style over substance formula.
''Arriving fashionably late'' comes ''Lissy Trullie'', the self titled debut album, clocking at 38 minutes. "Madeleine'' is a standout track with ace production, the graspy-boyish voice of Trullie, the haunting backing vocals and very somber lyrics "Madeleine, all the wires going awry / hope the doctor makes it right''.
The lyrical content on most of the album it's impersonal, touching universal themes like lost, love, death and existential paranoia, all of this rounded as a tribute to a dead relative of Lissy Trullie. There are moments when this gets overlooked and the songs just get on it for fun like "It's Only You, Isn't It?" with a cameo on the video from Chloe Sevigny (from the classy blowjobb scene on The Brown Bunny fame).
Model turned singer, on her website trullie.com at the top of the page it says "I only make music. I am NOT a model nor a model turned singer", and there she is at the left a few photos down, appearing on VOGUE posing like a mannequin. Everybody wants to be her or f**k her.
- standout tracks - Madeleine, Glass Mountains, I'ts Only, Isn't It?.