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Tegan and Sara – Sainthood

November 7, 2009
Tegan and Sara - Sainthood

Written By: Victoria Hill
(Urban/Pop Editor)


Label: Sire – Rating:

Inspired by emotional longing and the quiet actions we hope may be noticed by the objects of our affection, Sainthood is about obsession with romantic ideals.

The sixth album from Tegan and Sara was produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), who produced “The Con” and Howard Redekopp, who produced “So Jealous.” Tegan explained that Chris and Howard were chosen because “the fan favorites in terms of records have been our last two. So we brought in the production teams from both and made a hybrid of sound.” The hybrid sound is lush and inventive and adds a new dynamic to the group.

I loved the song “Someday,” as it was a combination of strength (”Might do something I’d be proud of someday, mark my words I’m going to be something someday”) and insecurity (“I don’t want to know that you don’t want me, I don’t want to know what you’d do without me, I don’t want to know what I’ll be without you.”) The idea that we can be own worst enemy and give into feelings that just send us to places we shouldn’t be.

“On Directing” is a snappy punk song that includes an interesting line, “I know it turns you off when I get talking like a teen.”

“Alligator” is a poppy, bouncy song about someone you love running around behind your back. Even Tegan and Sara’s voices sound bubblier. I love how the sisters can change their voice to match the moods they’re creating. With auto-tune and a lot of one-dimensional singers; it’s great to see people taking time to craft songs and looking at each part of the song to make sure it blends together well and stands apart from everything else.

While listening to this album and trying to think what to call the style of music Tegan and Sara created…do I call it electronica, pop, rock, punk, alternative, etc. and I have thought of a word to best describe it…fresh. Sainthood is a great album and is another step forward for a band that deserves even more success.

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Tegan and Sara – Hell

October 29, 2009

One of the most celebrated and Beloved forces in modern music, Canadian pop-rock icons Tegan and Sara release their eagerly awaited sixth studio album, entitled SAINTHOOD, out now on Sire/Vapor Records.

SAINTHOOD was produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla (who also produced 2007’s critically applauded
THE CON) and Howard Redekopp (who produced 2004’s groundbreaking effort SO JEALOUS) and mixed by Grammy Award winner Dave Sardy (Oasis, Primal Scream, Marilyn Manson).

The follow-up to 2007’s THE CON, SAINTHOOD addresses secular themes of devotion, delusion, and exemplary behavior in the pursuit of love and relationships. The songs, Tegan and Sara say, were “inspired by emotional longing and the quiet actions we hope may be noticed by the objects of our affection. SAINTHOOD is about obsession with romantic ideals. In the service of relationships we practice being perfect. We practice our sainthood in the hope that we will be rewarded with adora tion. As we are driven to become anything for someone else, we sometimes become martyrs for our cause.

Love, like faith, can never be held in an individual’s hands. But the story of a great love affair – especially one that is unrequited or has ended too soon – can be woven like scripture or a bedtime story. And so the themes of SAINTHOOD are tied together by this simple title, borrowed, with great respect, from the lyrics of the Leonard Cohen song ‘Came So Far For Beauty’: ‘I practiced all my sainthood / I gave to one and all / But the rumors of my virtue / They moved her not at all.’”

Tegan and Sara began recording SAINTHOOD in May at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA, where Tom Petty, Nirvana, and Fleetwood Mac have all recorded. They finished laying down tracks at Seattle’s Two Sticks Audio, owned by Death Cab drummer Jason McGerr.

Tegan and Sara have also recently completed their first ever set of books, titled ON, IN, AT. The three-book set chronicles different time periods in writing and photographs from the past year of Tegan and Sara’s lives: their 2008 US national tour, their 2009 Australian tour, and a joint writing session in New Orleans for the new album. Also be sure to check out Tegan and Sara performing live on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Nov 2.
Check local listings for details.

Tegan And Sara Announce U.S. Tour Dates

October 15, 2009

One of the most celebrated and beloved forces in modern music, Canadian pop-rock icons Tegan and Sara will release their eagerly awaited sixth studio album, entitled Sainthood, on October 27th on Sire/Vapor Records.

Sainthood was produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla (who also produced 2007’s critically applauded The Con) and Howard Redekopp (who produced 2004’s groundbreaking effort So Jealous) and mixed by Grammy Award winner Dave Sardy (Oasis, Primal Scream, Marilyn Manson).

Tegan and Sara have announced their US tour plans for Febuary, April, and May 2010! The pre-sale for tickets starts this Wednesday October 14th at 10am, the password for all pre-sales is Sainthood. The public on-sale starts at 10am on Friday October 16th. Also be on the look out for the video for “Hell” coming soon.

Tegan and Sara have also recently completed their first ever set of books, titled ON, IN, AT. The three-book set chronicles different time periods in writing and photographs from the past year of Tegan and Sara’s lives: their 2008 US national tour, their 2009 Australian tour, and a joint writing session in New Orleans for the new album. The books are being released in conjunction with the Sainthood pre-sale.

To celebrate the release of Sainthood, Tegan and Sara will perform four very special shows: October 25th and 26th at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater, and October 30th and 31st at New York City’s Town Hall. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now.

Also confirmed: Tegan and Sara will perform live on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Nov 2. Check local listings for details.

US Tour Dates:
Fri/Feb-12 – Northhampton, MA – Calvin Theatre
Sat/Feb-13 – Boston, MA – The Orpheum
Tue/Feb-16 – Philadelphia, PA, Tower Theatre (Upper Darby)
Wed/Feb-17 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
Thu/Feb-18 – Richmond, VA – The National
Sat/Feb-20 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Theatre
Sun/Feb-21 – Miami, FL – Sunset Cove
Tue/Feb-23 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Wed/Feb-24 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
Thu/Feb-25 – Dallas, TX – Palladium
Fri/Feb-26 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
Sat/Feb-27 – Houston, TX – The Warehouse
Tue/Mar-02 – Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Wed/Mar-03 – San Diego – Copley Symphony Hall
Fri/Mar-05 – San Francisco – Fox Theater
Sat/Mar-06 – San Francisco – Fox Theater
Wed/Mar-24 – Minneapolis, MN – The Orpheum
Thu/Mar-25 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside
Fri/Mar-26 – Chicago IL- The Aragon
Sat/Mar-27 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
Sun/Mar-28 – Cleveland, OH – Lakewood Civic
Tue/Mar-30 – Columbus, OH – Promo West Pavilion
Fri/Apr-02 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Sat/Apr-03 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
Sun/Apr-04 – Denver, CO – The Ogden
Tue/Apr-06 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue

Tegan And Sara To Release New Album "Sainthood"

September 30, 2009

One of the most celebrated and Beloved forces in modern music, Canadian pop-rock icons Tegan and Sara will release their eagerly awaited sixth studio album, entitled “Sainthood,” on October 27th on Sire/Vapor Records.

“Sainthood” was produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla (who also produced 2007’s critically applauded “The Con”) and Howard Redekopp (who produced 2004’s groundbreaking effort “So Jealous”) and mixed by Grammy Award winner Dave Sardy (Oasis, Primal Scream, Marilyn Manson).

The follow-up to 2007’s “The Con,” “Sainthood” addresses secular themes of devotion, delusion, and exemplary behavior in the pursuit of love and relationships. The songs, Tegan and Sara say, were “inspired by emotional longing and the quiet actions we hope may be noticed by the objects of our affection. “Sainthood” is about obsession with romantic ideals. In the service of relationships we practice being perfect. We practice our sainthood in the hope that we will be rewarded with adora tion. As we are driven to become anything for someone else, we sometimes become martyrs for our cause.

Love, like faith, can never be held in an individual’s hands. But the story of a great love affair – especially one that is unrequited or has ended too soon – can be woven like scripture or a bedtime story. And so the themes of “Sainthood” are tied together by this simple title, borrowed, with great respect, from the lyrics of the Leonard Cohen song ‘Came So Far For Beauty’: ‘I practiced all my sainthood / I gave to one and all / But the rumors of my virtue / They moved her not at all.’”

Tegan and Sara began recording “Sainthood” in May at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA, where Tom Petty, Nirvana, and Fleetwood Mac have all recorded. They finished laying down tracks at Seattle’s Two Sticks Audio, owned by Death Cab drummer Jason McGerr.

Tegan and Sara have also recently completed their first ever set of books, titled “On, In, At”. The three-book set chronicles different time periods in writing and photographs from the past year of Tegan and Sara’s lives: their 2008 US national tour, their 2009 Australian tour, and a joint writing session in New Orleans for the new album. The books are being released in conjunction with the “Sainthood” pre-sale.

To celebrate the release of “Sainthood,” Tegan and Sara will perform four very special shows: October 25th and 26th at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater, and October 30th and 31st at New York City’s Town Hall. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now.

Also confirmed: Tegan and Sara will perform live on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Nov 2. Check local listings for details. Plans for a full U.S. tour in February 2010 in support of “Sainthood” will be announced soon. Canadian tour dates have just been announced.

The track-listing for SAINTHOOD:
Arrow
Don’t Rush
Hell
On Directing
Red Belt
The Cure
Northshore
Night Watch
Alligator
Paperback Head
The Ocean
Sentimental Tune
Someday

For info, tour dates, merch, personal blogs and much more,
visit: www.teganandsara.com

Tegan and Sara meet ON IN AT from Tegan and Sara on Vimeo.