RI native Lissie to release new record, make Leno appearance


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Posted Online: Sept. 24, 2013, 6:33 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Rock Island native and indie-rock darling Lissie Maurus will release her new studio album, "Back to Forever," on Oct. 8 and perform on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Oct. 9.

The 12-song record is her first full-length studio release since her acclaimed 2010 debut, "Catching a Tiger." It was produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee (R.E.M., Bloc Party, Snow Patrol) and recorded in Los Angeles.

Lissie will go on tour in October and November in Europe to promote the album, and will kick off the U.S. leg of her tour Nov. 22 in Boston. The closest she will play to the Quad-Cities is a Nov. 29 gig at Park West in Chicago.

A description of "Back to Forever" on amazon.com says the disc "sees Lissie return on blistering form, writing a collection of stunningly frank and beautifully crafted tracks showcasing her captivating and heartfelt voice, which has never sounded better." For more information, visit lissie.com.




















 



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