La Roux gets Sidetracked

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    Mon, 21 Jun 2010, 17:05
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  • Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid have compiled the next edition of Renaissance's mix series.
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  • Electro pop duo La Roux have been tapped for the second edition of Sidetracked, a mix series on Renaissance. 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. Tracklist 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.