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tegan & sara achieve sainthood
July 19, 2009, 12:06 pm
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160908_teganandsaraNew album out late October

Under The Radar magazine got quite the scoop last week when they were the first to announce details of the new Tegan & Sara album, including the title Sainthood. The twins’ sixth album will be released in the US on October 27th and will be the first to include songs they’ve written together – though, interestingly, neither of the two that made the cut were among the seven they wrote during their much-publicised “experimental” sojourn to New Orleans last November as their first exercise in sisterly scribing. Of those sessions, Tegan told Under The Radar that “it was just really strange. I think Sara and I need to be alone to balance ourselves… it was a really fascinating experience.”

One of those songs gave the album its title, and Tegan is sure that they will see the light of day at some point. What we will see from those sessions is a book about the New Orleans retreat – as previously reported, the book will be one of three the Quins are planning to release alongside the new album. “It’s a pretty hilarious read because it gives a clear overview of how [it went], which was kind of a disaster but kind of awesome too,” says Tegan. “I mean, we didn’t kill each other, there was no physical violence.” Co-producers include Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla, who also worked on 2007’s The Con, and Howard Redekopp, who last worked with the duo on 2004’s So Jealous.

Of the 51 songs written for the album, 15 are earmarked for the eventual release but, with mastering not scheduled until early August, the tracklist hasn’t been confirmed yet. Tegan describes the album variously as “a rock record”, “much more mature and much more confident-sounding”, “very poppy sounding but pretty dark” and, most excitingly, “really weird”. Read the full and very insightful interview here. There’s also a funny video on the band’s official website that introduces the album with plenty of the usual banter.

Alan Pedder


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[…] to the release date of their sixth studio album Sainthood, Tegan & Sara have added to the juicy details they spilled to Under The Radar magazine back in July with a full tracklisting and artwork posted […]

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