Castles, the highly anticipated new album from Lissie is out now on Lionboy/Thirty Tigers. Additionally, the album’s hit single “Best Days” is currently #13 on Triple A Radio and climbing. The record is available for purchase here:

The new music is receiving widespread critical praise:

“It’s very polished, it’s slick but it’s very beautiful.” –NPR "All Things Considered"

“[Lissie has] landed on perhaps the most progressive music of her career.” –The Independent

“Takes a deeper dive into adult love, and figuring out exactly what she wants out of a relationship.” –Billboard

“Lissie’s best album yet.” –The Times

“I love a good sad song, and [‘Love Blows’] may be my new fave.” –Refinery29

“Without much fuss, Elisabeth Corrin Maurus has quietly become one of the most vital vocalists around.” ★★★★ –NME

“Lissie combines introspection with dream-pop.” –KCRW

Castles contains emotion as bare you’ll hear in any pop album ever” ★★★★★★★★ –The Best Line OF Fit

“[‘Best Days’ is] a poppy anthem about optimism in the face of overwhelming odds.” –American Songwriter

“On Castles, she’s found a new way to showcase her heart, her mind, her experiences, herself.” –The 405

“On Castles, Lissie continues to explore the more troubling aspects of human nature, offering another collection of confessional tunes that explore conflicting emotions and trying times. She channels the physical and emotional pain and longing that goes into relationships that are imploding, as well as those that only exist in the heart of the lover longing for connection.”–Relix

“Divine montage-esque delivery.” –Music Conenction

“Simply put, Lissie is a powerhouse.” –Baeble Music

In support of Castles, Lissie confirms a run of headlining North American dates this summer—kicking off May 2 at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom and making stops in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and more. Tickets for the dates are on sale now at See below for complete tour details.

Written predominantly from Lissie’s farm in Northeast Iowa, Castles represents a new openness in her approach to songwriting and recording. Having moved out of the music industry machine and back to her native Midwest, the groundedness she found living and working on a farm ushered in a period of exploration. Castles is a portrait of an artist who has always been on the move and is finally creating a sense of permanency—a chance to catch her breath and reflect.

Of the album, Lissie reflects, “It’s the record people always wanted me to make but I couldn't really make it until I got to be in charge. Before I was trying to please too many people. It stopped being fun. But eventually you get to the stage where you accept yourself for who you are. I’m not trying to keep up with anyone else. If I can make a living doing something I’m passionate about, that's a good life.”

The posse of co-creatives joining Lissie on Castles include old friends like Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) and Martin Craft, Jim Irvin, Julian Emery and Curt Schenider (who worked in a large capacity on My Wild West), as well as new collaborators like producers AG and Liam Howe.

Lissie’s album My Wild West—the follow up to Catching a Tiger (2010) and Back to Forever (2013)—peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and Top 10 on the Independent Album chart. Lissie also appeared in the most recent season of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks with NME saying of her “intense” performance: “Closing the episode with the Stevie Nicks-esque ‘Wild West,’ Rock Island’s most exciting troubadour more than earned her Lynch-commissioned screen time.”

For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Louis D’Adamio, Asha Goodman or Carla Sacksat Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

1. World Away
2. Crazy Girl
3. Castles
4. Blood & Muscle
5. Best Days
6. Feels Good
7. Boyfriend
8. Somewhere
9. Love Blows
10. What Am I Gonna Do
11. Peace
12. Sand
13. Meet Me In The Mystery



April 25 /// Louisville, KY /// Waterfront Wednesday
May 2 /// Los Angeles /// Teragram Ballroom
May 3 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Independent
May 6 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir Lounge
May 7 /// Seattle, WA /// Crocodile Café
May 8 /// Vancouver, BC /// Imperial
May 16 /// Toronto, ON /// Adelaide Hall
May 17 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// The Ark
May 18 /// Evanston, IL /// SPACE
May 20 /// Millvale, PA /// Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 22 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair
May 23 /// New York, NY /// Bowery Ballroom
May 25 /// Philadelphia, PA /// World Café Live
May 26 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club
June 2 /// Rock Island, IL /// Laura’s Legacy
June 5 /// Dallas, TX/// KXT Sun Sets @ Dallas Arboretum
June 7 /// Manchester, TN /// Bonnaroo

June 29 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Summerfest
July 22 /// Rochester, MN /// Down by the Riverside