DOWNLOAD: Cortney Tidwell - 17 Horses
Forceful is not an adjective often used to describe Cortney Tidwell's music, but her forthcoming album, Boys, is likely to change all that. In one track, "17 Horses," the Nashville-based singer leaps upon listeners to deliver eerie coos and hair-raising siren calls. All the while the stomping drums, nerve-wracking jolts of guitar and almost buried piano of her backing band steadily turn up the tension before reaching an almost unbearably anxious climax. Only moments later the group is whisked away in the shadows, echoes in its wake, listeners left to catch their breaths and crave the next song. This is not the Cortney Tidwell you remembered, just the one you will remember.
Sounds like: White Light/White Heat-era Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star on amphetamines, Mogwai