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.

Well, it’s closer to the October release date and this past Friday Tegan & Sara gave a pretty deep look into the Chris Walla-produced follow-up to 2007’s Chris Walla-produced The Con. The set took place at Victoria, B.C.’s Rifflandia festival. (Thanks for the tip, Alice.) You’ve already seen the album art and tracklist, but this ought to give you a decent idea of what Sainthood might actually sound like. The videos are in the order the songs appear on the duo’s sixth collection.


“Red Belt”

“The Cure”

“On Directing”


“The Ocean”

Those videos were shot by Jaime Wojdowski, who clearly has a good camera.

Sainthood is out 10/27. You will likely hear some of it if you go to any of these:

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