Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid have compiled the next edition of Renaissance's mix series.
News of the mix comes a year after the release of La Roux's self-titled debut album, which promptly launched the duo to international stardom, penetrating charts in the US and Europe with tunes like "Bulletproof" and "In for the Kill."
Sidetracked presents a diverse array of newer tunes and older gems, beginning with "I Second That Emotion" by '80s post-punk group Japan and coursing through selections by Fever Ray, Heaven 17 and French electro act Kavinsky. Frontwoman Elly Jackson says of the compilation: "It's a really nice snapshot of both our musical influences. A lot of the tracks on here are songs we listened to while making our album set alongside some new stuff we're into..." Also included is La Roux's previously unreleased cover of "Under My Thumb" by The Rolling Stones, which the duo often fit into their live sets. The compilation follows last year's edition by Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair.
01. Japan – I Second That Emotion
02. Heaven 17 – Come Live With Me
03. Joyce Sims – (You Are My) All And All
04. Hally & Kongo Band – Afrikan Man
05. Fever Ray – When I Grow Up (D. Lissvik Version)
06. Doris Troy – Just One Look
07. Freur – Doot Doot
08. Jam Crew – Exotic Nations
09. Ellis, Beggs & Howard – Big Bubbles, No Troubles
10. Fox The Fox – Precious Little Diamond
11. Tears For Fears – Suffer The Children
12. Blancmange – What’s Your Problem
13. I Blame Coco – Self Machine (Coconut Candy "No Need For Plastic Palm Trees" Elly Jackson Remix)
14. Paul Haig – Big Blue World
15. Kavinsky – Testarossa Autodrive (SebastiAn Remix)
16. La Roux – Under My Thumb
17. Gerry Rafferty – Right Down The Line
Renaissance will release La Roux's Sidetracked on July 26th, 2010.