The other day we posted the Quin sisters’ collab track with Tiësto, but that was just a little stopgap until Tegan & Sara release their followup to their great Chris Walla-produced The Con LP. As we learned in their recent Progress Report, the Death Cab guitarist is back on board to produce this one, along with DCFC’s Jason McGerr on drums. They’re calling it Sainthood because its songs focus on “’hysterically devoted’ love, the sort that often goes unrequited.” It also marks, surprisingly, the first time the sisters have collaborated on the songwriting process, which I’m sure yielded absolutely no hilariously teasing sororal banter. It’ll still be a few weeks before we start hearing studio sounds, and the ladies aren’t playing this stuff live for a few months yet, so for now the sisters Quin have offered the LP’s front (that’s it over there) and back covers and this full tracklist:

01 “Arrow”
02 “Don’t Rush”
03 “Hell”
04 “On Directing”
05 “Red Belt”
06 “The Cure”
07 “Northshore”
08 “Night Watch”
09 “Alligator”
10 “Paperback Head”
11 “The Ocean”
12 “Sentimental Tune”
13 “Someday”

That comes via an update to their their site (H/T P4K).

Sainthood is out 10/27. In the meantime, there are these tour dates to think about:

10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theater
10/30 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
10/31 – New York, NY @ Town Hall

And these photos from the studio to peruse. Or, just put your face in the album’s posterior art:

Comments (13)
  1. blah  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

    this will be the album of the year

  2. Monsieur Telephone  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

    Highly giddy, thrilled, and excited by this news!

  3. So excited for this album. I’m not too fond of the artwork, but it’s growing on me…slowly.
    I really like the back cover though and the track listing is interesting, as always.

    • mike  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

      Agreed. Kind of wish they’ll switch the front and back covers. … the back cover kind of reminds me of ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,’ which might be why i like it more.

  4. Anthony  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

    Really excited for this album.

  5. Rolston  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

    At first I didn’t like the album artwork, and then I realized I don’t like any of their album artwork. But I LOVE all of their albums. However, this picture is really growing on me. Sara especially looks SO GOOD! So I have no doubt this will be a BRILLIANT album!!! Can’t wait to hear some new tunes!!

  6. I’m so terribly excited for this album. I find the album art wonderful.

  7. Ben Z  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

    this (



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    their album art.

  8. JustMe  |   Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 0

    2 months from release and i’m going with best cd of 2009

  9. excited times 1000..
    can’t wait for the end of october..

  10. SaraQuinFan  |   Posted on Aug 27th, 2009 0

    Ohmygod. Album of the year for sure (;

    I love them<3

  11. corinne  |   Posted on Aug 30th, 2009 0

    love tegan and sara.
    cant wait for the album.
    HATE the art work.

  12. Darbalu  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

    The album art sucks… the music more than makes up for it.

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