Drop It Like It’s Hot: Annie, Port O’Brien, Lissy Trullie

The following artists will be dropping new releases in the coming months…


Pop star Annie has finally wrapped up the finishing touches on her latest album Don’t Stop. If you remember, last year the singer released the tracklist for this very album, but due to some unexpected events, like parting ways with Island Records, the followup to 2004’s Anniemal has been delayed for quite a while. Finally, after a complete revamp of the album, the Norwegian will unveil the 12-track Don’t Stop beginning November 17th via Olso’s Smalltown Supersound. The album includes collaborations with Paul Epworth, Brian Higgins, Richard X, Timo Kaukolampi, and Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapronas.

Port O’Brien:

Port O’Brien initially went into the recording of the followup to last year’s All We Could Do Was Sing thinking the result would be something “light-hearted and loose.” However, following the death of co-founder Cambria Goodwin’s younger brother, the album quickly became something of multi-emotional affair. Titled threadbare, half of the album is described as ” dark and introspective,” the product of recording at their friend Jason Quever of Papercuts’ living room studio in San Francisco in the weeks following the death. The other half is “more celebratory and rhythmic,” reflecting the “realization of the liberation that follows in the wake of making active changes in one’s life following tragedy.” threadbare hits stores on October 6th via TBD Records and will be supported by a U.S. tour.

Lissy Trullie:

Much talked about New York singer/songwriter Lissy Trullie has signed with Downtown Records and will re-release her critically acclaimed debut Self-Taught Learner with a mix of four new and previously unreleased compositions beginning October 20th. The new songs include the original compositions “Don’t To Do”, “You Bleed You”, “Hold Your Head”, and a duet cover of Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend” recorded with Adam Green. And while her cover of Hot Chip’s “Ready for the Floor” did not make the cut, it will be heard on Jennifer’s Body, the newest film from Juno creator Diablo Cody, on September 18th. What’s more, in the fall Lissy Trullie will begin work recording her full-length debut with producer Bernard Butler — scheduled for release on Downtown in early 2010.


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