Indie/Pop (New York City)
Jessie Torrisi has kept time in over a dozen New York bands (Unisex Salon, Les Fleurs Tragiques and Laptop, among them), but in 2009 she pulled up stakes and relocated to Austin, Texas, to begin crafting her own musical identity, a mixture of the dusty Americana of her new home and the Jazz that had enraptured her since her teenage excursions to clubs in her native Philadelphia. Torrisi’s and her band, the Please Please Me (typically a roster of multi-instrumentalists who shift roles), make graceful, sublime Indie Pop with traces of Folk, Stax-to-Motown Soul and soulful Rock.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Feist, Cat Power and Regina Spektor. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)