Their eighth, Love You to Death, arrived this month, and it’s a summery blast of pop goodness.
“But if you’d asked me first if we have telepathy I would have said, ‘No, you’re annoying, don’t even ask the question’.” The duo from Calgary, Canada, have been making albums for 17 years now.
To commemorate the impact The Con had on our career and songwriting, today we are very excited to announce The Con X: Covers, a new album featuring 14 of our favorite artists covering all 14 songs from the original album.
When I hear another band or artist cover one of our songs it can be indescribable and pleasantly disorienting – creating hope where there was originally hopelessness or joy where there was only ever regret.
With their eighth album, Love You to Death, out Friday, boasting at least one viable Song of the Summer contender — not to mention some of the the year’s best songs, full stop — the Quin twins find themselves in rare territory.
They’ve graduated from emo heartthrobs to queer influencers to pop songwriting elite without ever losing momentum.
The Con X: Covers will be released on October 13, 2017, and we are especially excited to announce that our record label, Warner Bros., will be donating net album proceeds to The Tegan and Sara Foundation, working in support of LGBTQ girls and women.
Our next announcement will include the full list of artists (be patient!
But I've always been much more interested in what's going on in men's fashion and what's happening on the men's runways, looking for ways to be androgynous and sort of play with the ideas of gender. "Sara: We were talking about sort of flipping the silhouettes from the last album cycle, which [our stylist] Turner referred to as "Tank Girl"—really tight pants, big clunky boots with oversize shirts, or a button-up with a leather jacket. Having a longer jacket or a thin, more streamlined shoe on the bottom.
At 35, Tegan and Sara Quin are only just experiencing their first moment of spooky twin connectivity. They’ll be more tolerant of a discussion on the subject with me today, however, as I have twin daughters myself (who are big fans, incidentally, and have drawn a picture for them).
The day before we meet, Tegan started complaining that her right ring finger was hurting. They sit helpfully left-to-right in the order their names are written on their album sleeves, though it’s not so hard to tell the difference in the flesh.
As an added bonus, they’ve shared some advice for songwriters.
(2007)At that point, Sara had written “Walking With a Ghost,” and that had done really well for us.