Earl and Courtney met on a sultry evening in New Orleans in a seedy bar. Neither one of them would have guessed that they would eventually form a rock band, especially by the way Courtney treated Earl with undeserved disdain. The Long Tangles formed in January of 2010 as a drums/keys/vox indie rock/indie pop/matrimony rock duo. Their first EP, Blueprints & Maps was recorded at Ice Cream Factory Studio (Austin, TX) in May 2010. Silver City, the first LP, was released on January 4, 2011.