Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Tegan and Sara Sainthood and book release

Tegan and Sara will release their sixth album, Sainthood, October 27th. The album was prodiced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), and Howard Redekopp, and mixed by Dave Sardy (Oasis, Primal Scream, Marilyn Manson).

According to Tegan and Sara, the songs were inspired by " emotional longing and the quiet actionswe hope may be noticed by the objects of our affection. SAINTHOOD is about obsession with romantic ideals. In the service of relationships we practice being perfect. We practice our sainthood in the hope that we will be rewarded with adora­tion. As we are driven to become anything for someone else, we sometimes become martyrs for our cause."

The album's title was inspired by / borrowed from Leonard Cohen (‘Came So Far For Beauty’:‘I practiced all my sainthood / I gave to one and all / But the rumors of my virtue / They moved her not at all.’”

Tegan and Sara have also recently completed their first ever set of books, titled ON, IN, AT. The three-book set chronicles
different time periods in writing and photographs from the past year of Tegan and Sara's lives: their 2008 US national tour,
their 2009 Australian tour, and a joint writing session in New Orleans for the new album.

Don’t Rush
On Directing
Red Belt
The Cure
Night Watch
Paperback Head
The Ocean
Sentimental Tune

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