long awaited 2009 sophomore album from the nashville-based singer/songwriter. after two years in the studio the woman described as nashville s own little sparrow (an undisguised reference to edith piaf) has eclipsed her debut with nonchalant bravado. cortney tidwell s debut full length, don t let the stars keep us tangled up, came out of nowhere: its ravishing guitar pyrotechnics, brittle electronic excursions, intimate torch songs and a duet with lambchop s kurt wagner served as context for tidwell s spectacular vocals and ensured critics adored the record. since the album s release in 2006 it s become something of a word of mouth phenomenon, helped by ewan pearson s stunning remix of the title track that continues to win fans amongst the dance community.
cortney tidwell has confirmed details of the first single to be taken from her forthcoming album boys which is according to tidwell >about two kids in love, fighting, and they eventually kill themselves. its a modern day romeo and juliet.< undeniably one of the most electronic songs shes written, it calls upon diverse influences like new order and depeche mode and packs a typically impressive melodic punch. the track will be available as a special single edit, and is accompanied by exclusive mixes and an a cappella version. after the success of ewan pearsons remix of the title track to her debut album dont let stars keep us tangled up (a pitchfork track of the year 2007) duties are this time handled by simon baker and daphni. bakers remixes for radioslave and simian mobile disco have confirmed his status as one of the most exciting djsand producers around, and he gives the track a technicolor tech-house workover perfect for summer twilight. daphni aka dan snaith, aka caribou has meanwhile turned in a fourteen minute monster, a trippy techno bastard that sneaks up gently, growing relentlessly until it leaves listeners dizzy and euphoric.
martyn needs no introduction and his p-funk inspired melody and bassline provide another entirely fresh take on the deliciously broken rhythms we have come to love from him. we thought it only fitting that we should try and get a different take on lee joness aria for the project, as it has been the most in demand single from the first 20 releases on aus.