Lissy Trullie - DOWNTOWN
FILTER Grade: 68%
By Dom Sinacola on April 11, 2012
Lissy Trullie’s opening “Rules We Obey” is as promising as her name is a mouthful: hear her scale an ever-mounting wall of guitars, horns, and probably lichen to get over, wearied and proud. Remember The National’s “Fake Empire”? Just as awesome, “Rules” is an unfinished idea glimpsing mightiness to grasp it, if briefly. But the rest? A faceless debut; a din of the same guitars, horns and urbane 20-something tropes—and lichen—as “Rules,” but immobile and, sadly, ambitionless.