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 Con LP, just dialed down so the pathos can sit up front with the rest as color. Last night on Letterman, though, the brush sticks were out and Sara’s keyboard setting to piano, grounding the cut in something folkier and Living Room ready. Tegan sells it, Dave loves it, and Mr. Letterman even keeps their names straight.
The Con is out and is very good.