[Hundred Bands] 5: Lissie

Wow. Already our gargantuan task is worth it.

Lissie is a Californian troubadour who made her EP ‘Why You Running’ with Band of Horses man Bill Reynolds. Lissie vocals are deliciously smoky, and she scuffs up her pretty melodies with gorgeous minor harmonies.

Stand-out track Wedding Bells is a melancholy ode to a lost love and piano-laden Oh Mississippi sounds like it should be a traditional song, but we’re pretty sure it’s an original composition.

Lissie has an album due out at the start of next year and the timeless elegance we’ve heard today has FFS looking forward to it very much indeed.

Check out her myspace for more.