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Tegan & Sara – “On Directing” Video

Sara Quin stars in this video for “On Directing” (Tegan appears for her background vocals halfway through). It’s a pretty simple clip: Lots of colorful lights, camera filters, and eye contact. Watch (after the preview for Step It Up 3D):… More »

By: jessica / July 27, 2010 - 10:31 am

Tegan & Sara – “Turnpike Ghost” (Steel Train Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Steel Train opened for Tegan & Sara this winter, which may be where they got the idea for Terrible Thrills Vol. 1, an album of female artists covering songs from their upcoming self-titled album. Their list of covers artists is impressive: In addition to Tegan & Sara, they’ve recruited Scarlett Johansson
, Holly Miranda
, Deradoorian
, Alia… More »

By: jessica / June 22, 2010 - 12:38 pm

Tegan & Sara – “Alligator” Video

This Sara-penned track from Sainthood is a sparser affair than previously video’d song “Hell.” So “Alligator” gets a fittingly minimalist treatment here. The Quin sisters plus three others do a synchronized dance with some serious “Cross Bones Style” to it, though Tegan & Sara pick much better costumes for “Alligator,” with some winter crochet wra… More »

By: jessica / February 22, 2010 - 9:46 am

New Tiësto (Feat. Tegan & Sara) Video – “Feel It In My Bones”

Dutch producer and remixer Tiësto doesn’t show up until the shadowy end of this video for “Feel It In My Bones,” his collaboration with Tegan & Sara from his fourth album Kaleidoscope, but “The World’s Number 1 DJ” made sure his futuristic rave aesthetic reared its Tron-like head from the first note. (Thanks for the… More »

By: brandon / January 15, 2010 - 11:14 am

Fucked Up & Friends Cover “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

We waited all yesterday for this to pop up on iTunes and it’s finally arrived… No strangers to the tradition of benefit recordings — see the “David Christmas” 7″, “Year Of The Pig,” etc. — Fucked Up gathered a bunch of friends to record a cover of Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” with… More »

By: brandon / December 8, 2009 - 10:11 am

Tegan & Sara Give Conan “Hell”

The Quin sisters brought the non-spiritual song “Hell,” the lead single from the non-spiritual LP Sainthood, to Conan last night. Take it to the end not so much for Coco’s response to their performance but how he’s at least two times as tall as they are. I would have made that the thumbnail associated with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2009 - 11:30 am

Tegan & Sara/Laura Veirs @ The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles 10/26/09

Sainthood is out today, and the guitar teachers of Tegan & Sara celebrated by performing the entire album at Los Angeles’s Orpheum Theatre last night. Aside from a creepy moment where a female stagecrasher jumped up during “Nineteen” to hug Sara, who said she didn’t mind as long as she didn’t get rammed like NoelMore »

By: Amrit Singh / October 27, 2009 - 10:14 am

New Tegan & Sara Video – “Hell”

It’s Tegan & Sara/Vampire Weekend Monday… Sainthood may have a bigger, more forceful band sound, but the Jamie Travis-directed video for “Hell” features the Quin sisters alone in adjoining hotel rooms with their new pompadours, a huge supply of faceless photos, a game of tug of war, a kaleidoscope, a paper fortune teller, and a… More »

By: brandon / October 26, 2009 - 11:03 am

Guitar Lessons From Vampire Weekend, Tegan & Sara, The National

If you’re tired of practicing old folk tunes, Beatles songs, Mel Bay, or whatever, Q TV’s new series “How To” With Q features various indie rock luminaries walking you through the guitar parts of some of their popular songs. A series like this is long overdue. Not sure how many we’ll get, but so far… More »

By: Stereogum / October 26, 2009 - 9:09 am

The ‘Gum Drop CXI: Hear New Charlotte Hatherley, Win Tegan & Sara’s ON/IN/AT

Ex-Ash guitarist and recent Bat For Lashes touring guitarist Charlotte Hatherley recorded her third solo album (and Minty Fresh US debut) New Worlds in a week in London without demos or overdubs. Fittingly, standout “Full Circle” looks emphatically at stripping away the extraneous. After speaking with Charlotte, we also learned it has something to do… More »

By: brandon / October 21, 2009 - 11:18 am

Stream Tegan & Sara’s Sainthood

Most fans were into “Hell”‘s “bigger and more forceful” full-band sound. Listen to T&S’s sixth album at MySpace to see if the Quins and their Death Cab collaborators maintain the vibe. More »

By: brandon / October 20, 2009 - 9:26 am

New Tegan & Sara – “Hell”

Our first listen of this track came from Tegan & Sara’s recent set at Rifflandia festival, where the sisters Quin debuted Tegan’s “Hell,” from the album Sainthood, in a church (all non-spiritual coincidences, she insisted). But when it comes to hearing studio work, it’s fun stacking initial observations of a band’s new material against their… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2009 - 9:18 am

Tegan & Sara Debut Six Sainthood Songs At Rifflandia

When Jessica caught up with Sara Quin for a Progress Report we found out:
[Quin] isn’t worried about performing the songs on Sainthood, though they won’t debut the new tracks until closer to the release date. The way they recorded means they don’t have to worry about translating 30 overdubs to a live band. More »

By: brandon / September 28, 2009 - 9:36 am

Tegan & Sara Unveil Sainthood Artwork, Tracklist

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 26, 2009 - 12:47 pm

New Tiësto (Feat. Tegan & Sara) – “Feel It In My Bones” (Stereogum Premiere)

Dutch DJ Tiësto’s fourth studio album Kaleidoscope comes with a variety of collaborative vocal guests spots including Jónsi of Sigur Rós, Kele of Bloc Party, Nelly Furtado, Calvin Harris, Emily Haines, and Tegan & Sara. He explains the logjam:

The starting point was to work with different artists that I liked. It was a… More »

By: brandon / August 18, 2009 - 12:54 pm

Progress Report: Tegan & Sara

NAME: Tegan & Sara
PROGRESS REPORT: Listening to mixes for their sixth studio album, Sainthood, out October 27. Recorded at Sound City in Van Nuys, CA, and Two Sticks Audio in Seattle, WA.

Tegan & Sara’s 2007 record The Con grew on me, especially when live, acoustic performances from the sisters started… More »

By: jessica / July 31, 2009 - 1:24 am

Death Cab For Cutie/Tegan & Sara/The New Pornographers @ The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles 7/5/09

While we spent our Independence weekend in very lo-fi environs, Death Cab For Cutie hosted a ritzier affair, inviting fellow indie rock darlings Tegan & Sara and the New Pornos to open their show with the LA Philharmonic, conducted by Beck’s dad David Campbell, at the Hollywood Bowl. Quoth the LA Times:

[A]… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 6, 2009 - 5:22 pm

Stereogum’s Favorite Artists’ Favorite Things In 2008

We love year-end lists, it’s really a shame that no one made any this month. To remedy that, we asked a handful of our favorite artists what music they dug most over the last twelve months. No Age, Grizzly Bear, Girl Talk, Antony Hegarty, Robin Pecknold, Sara Quin, and Kevin Barnes are among the familiar… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 24, 2008 - 12:36 am

Tegan & Sara On Proposition 8

For the next six weeks, T&S are blogging at Spinner, where with each installment they’ll be writing about one of three themes: laugh, rage, cry. This one’s “cry,” both talking separately about California’s passing of Proposition 8, which took away the right of same-sex marriage along with the rights that go with such a unio… More »

By: brandon / November 12, 2008 - 11:59 am

Tegan & Sara “Call It Off” On Letterman

The Sisters Quin flashed a simple, touching video for the simply touching “Call It Off” not so long ago which had Tegan literally wound up and unable to cut the cord on some tough love. Chris Walla’s subtly synthy production on the track keeps it in line with the rest of the still-awesome The ConMore »

By: Amrit Singh / October 8, 2008 - 11:58 am