Posts Tagged ‘Tegan and Sara’

October 31, 2017

All of the covers on Tegan and Sara’s new album are amazing. Plus, The Con X: Covers, a celebration of the Canadian twins’ beloved 2007 album The Con, features an endless array of star talent we adore. Let’s take our time to dive into this beautiful cover of Dark Come Soon by who else, but our favorite Canadian pop artist Grimes and her friend and fellow edgy pop talent, HANA. Dark Come Soon gets a wispy fragile, dark emotive metamorphosis on the lissome haunting cover. The Con X: Covers is available, here, and it also features tracks by MUNA, Shura, Mykki Blanco, PVRIS, Ryan Adams, Bleachers, CHVRCHES, and many, many more. All proceeds from The Con X: Covers benefit The Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for health, economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.

September 19, 2017

There’s no denying the fact that Canadian twins Tegan and Sara have had a huge effect on many of our favorite artists today. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their quintessential album The Con, they’ll be dropping a release named The Con X: Covers featuring a long list of incredible artists covering its songs. Scottish electropop outfit CHVRCHES contributed a beautiful rendition of Call It Off, and the track has surfaced today. Their Call It Off drifts dreamily, offering us a rare glimpse of a more floaty, airy CHVRCHES. You can pre-order The Con X: Covers, here. All proceeds from the album will benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls & women. The Con X: Covers will also feature covers by the likes of MUNA, Shura, PVRIS, Ryan Adams, Bleachers, and many, many more. It arrives on October 20th.

August 29, 2017

Texas native and esteemed producer and avant-pop artist Matthew Dear links back up with those much adored Quin twins on fabulous new synthpop song entitled Bad Ones today. We already know from that fabulous cover of Tears For Fears’ Pale Shelter a few years ago how fantastic it is to hear Tegan And Sara and Matthew Dear together. Sleek dazzler Bad Ones is the perfect sleek burbling, drafty cool combination of the two acts’ vocals and Matthew Dear’s chimerical shimmering production. You can grab the song from various outlets, here.

March 30, 2017

Mija’s debut original is Tegan and Sara sampling heaven. The Los Angeles based DJ and producer took snippets of one of my favorite recent Tegan and Sara tunes, Boyfriend, and utilized it in her staccato jabbing, pitchy electrifying drum and bass masterpiece Secrets last month. As expected, some superb remix treatments are arising from the banger. And who else but Ohio’s Crankdat would amplify the soundwaves on the track with a brain jogging remix? Get ready for a jolting cacophony of trap, bass, and dubstep as the producer cranks up the energy with a hard hitting, cosmic jouncing edit. This dramatic thrashing thrill ride is a free download, here

February 2, 2017
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If you haven’t heard Mija’s first solo original Secrets yet, prepare to cry tears of pure joy, particularly if you’re also a fan of Canadian twins Tegan and Sara as I am. The Los Angeles based DJ and producer rouses our spirits with staccato jabbing synths and high pitched samples of Tegan and Sara’s infectious song Boyfriend on the effervescent percolating masterpiece before heavy sawing, chunky jostling drum and bass dives in to send us on an atmospheric spiraling joyride. Secrets is a free download on Soundcloud, and it’s available now on all major streaming services, too.

May 28, 2016
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I suppose it’s a very Moving Castle sort of Friday, and a magnificent one at that. We bounce from Manila Killa’s gorgeous new original in our prior post to an unexpected but much sublime surprise, a Tegan and Sara remix by LA’s Robokid. There’s no doubt that the twin sisters’ hit song Boyfriend is one of the catchiest pop tunes of the year. Robokid gives the bittersweet anthem a massive makeover. This Boyfriend is bouncy and bold, frisky and playful. It’s the perfect dose of hyperactive energy to kick off the epic long weekend ahead of us. The bright, colorful, and splashy remix is as dazzling as it is dizzying. Best thing? There’s no caffeine crash afterwards, and you can ride this roller coaster again right away, no lines. You can even bring your boyfriend or girlfriend with you too, they’ll love you for it. Robokid’s remix comes as part of the official Boyfriend remix package that just dropped today. 

May 8, 2016

In case you were hiding under a rock and missed the massive news recently, beloved Canadian twins and indie mainstays Tegan and Sara have been releasing some sensationally catchy new tunes from a new full length arriving this summer. They’ve followed up on prior gems Boyfriend and U-Turn with a more melancholic treat named 100x, for which they’ve revealed an epic music video. All these sad puppy dog eyes brilliantly add to the bittersweet sentiment of the tenderly aching song. As much as I love Boyfriend and U-Turn, my heart always gravitates towards the dark and the morose. 100x tugs at these heart strings, hard. New album Love You To Death drops June 3rd on Warner. Pre-orders are available from Tegan and Sara’s website or from iTunes.

March 14, 2015
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Those delightful Canadian Quin twins, Tegan and Sara, seem to be featured left and right on so many awesome songs this past year. Add to that list this new hooking electronic tune, Make Things Right, from fellow Canadian production act Sultan + Shepard. I do believe this is the first original I’ve shared from the producers, though I’ve gleefully shared some killer remixes by them in the past. Make Things Right is an uplifting, feel good, and optimistic progressive house jam, everything you want in such a massive EDM anthem. And Tegan and Sara always makes things right. The banging tune will be out March 13th on Spinnin’.

February 7, 2015
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The also seems to be a bountiful amount of Tegan and Sara remixes these days. The latest thriller to surface is an endearing, popping indie electronic remix by Vancouver’s FM Attack, who gives the Canadian twins’ song I Won’t Be Left a bubbling frothiness with his synthpop styled, lively remix. It’s an uplifting, joyous treat.

January 16, 2015
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Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara take a vacation to the tropics. Okay, not really, but Matoma pretty much paints that pretty picture with his lush official remix of the Quin twins’ I Can’t Take It. Whatever magical hokey pokey in those producer growing Norwegian waters has given him the ability to infuse music with melodic, summery bliss, and he carries out that wizardry on the new edit in spades.