Washington, D.C., native Lissy Trullie has announced that her new self-titled album will be released March 6 on Downtown. The first single, “Madeleine,” is available for download on RCRDLBL.com. Lissy Trullie is a follow-up to Trullie’s 2009 debut EP release, Self-Taught Learner (American Myth), which garnered her significant attention and led to tour invites from the likes of TV On The Radio, Blondie and the Cribs.
With her musical career based out of New York since her move from D.C. in high school, Trullie has also worked professionally as a model—representing actress Chloe Sevigny’s clothing line, as well as designer Herve Leger’s collection that she rocks in her video for her 2009 cover of Hot Chip‘s “Ready For The Floor,” posted below. But Trullie described her modeling stint to Time Out New York as “just a way for [her] to make money during college,” while she was studying art at Parsons. Now, Trullie is fully focused on music with her upcoming album, produced by John Hill (Santigold, M.I.A.) and David Sitek (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
“I think the benefit of working with John and Dave is that there was no mention of pressure, and they had zero rules,” said Trullie in a press release. “It was just free-form creativity, any wacky suggestion was taken, and that’s how the sound of the record happened. That style of working just suits me very well.”
And a quick listen to “Madeleine” suggests that Trullie’s view of the recording process was spot on. The single still has the chic New York vibe Trullie built her buzz around, with distant vocals and distinct distortion that promises a full-length album worth just as much praise as her EP.
Trullie recently caught up with CMJ TV during CMJ 2011. Check out the interview here.