Friday Cover: Lissie - "2000 Miles" (The Pretenders)

Lissie does Chrissie (Hynde, that is) in this "2000 Miles" makeover, a fine concert video and unreleased, holiday-themed encore cover from Lissie's 13-song DVD/CD Live at Shepherds Bush Empire filmed just before Christmas a few years back in London. We've said it before, we'll say it again: this is one of the most impressive new artists of the past five years, a mix of glam-free rough and tumble indie rock songwriting, seriously good guitar chops and innately soulful earthiness. Few artists, male or female, can conjure this combination of ferocious in-the-moment intensity with the loose, natural and unforced on-stage charisma that Lissie brings to her live shows. For further proof watch the killer "When I'm Alone" video after the jump. Lissie's Live at Shepherds Bush Empire DVD/CD package is available only through her website.

Lissie - "2000 Miles" (unreleased outtake from Live at Shepherds Bush Empire)

Photo Credit: Drowned in Sound