"We were signed to Elektra on my 15th birthday, but the record was never released," says Lindsey Troy of the album she and her sister Anna recorded as the Troys in 2002. "They kept pushing the release date back, and they didn't do what they had promised, which was to make a window of time where they would only promote our single. Instead, they were pushing a bunch of different singles to radio stations at the same time, including Missy Elliott's. I think there was a lot of turmoil within the label because they were on the verge of folding into Atlantic.
"Pretty much everyone who originally worked at the label when we were signed lost their jobs when Elektra folded," she says. "I believe Elektra still owns all of the recordings that they paid for. We don't have the masters, but we do have a copy of the album, which is nice for memories and whatnot. Elektra owns the recordings but not the songs, so, theoretically, if we ever wanted to, we could sell those songs to someone else."
Anna Troy released her debut album, Ain't No Man, in August. Lindsey Troy's first solo EP, Bruises, comes out this month, with a release party planned for December 21 at Lestat's. She says neither sister regrets their album as a duo going unheard.
"Anna and I were getting older and couldn't really relate to those songs anymore."