Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tegan And Sara To Release New Album Sainthood
ON, IN, AT: A TRIO OF BOOKS CHRONICLES THE LIVES OF TEGAN AND SARA
PRE-SALE NOW AVAILABLE
One of the most celebrated and Beloved forces in modern music, Canadian pop-rock icons Tegan and Sara
will release their eagerly awaited sixth studio album, entitled SAINTHOOD, on October 27th on Sire/Vapor Records.
SAINTHOOD was produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla (who also produced 2007’s critically applauded THE CON)
and Howard Redekopp (who produced 2004’s groundbreaking effort SO JEALOUS) and mixed by Grammy Award winner
Dave Sardy (Oasis, Primal Scream, Marilyn Manson).
The follow-up to 2007’s THE CON, SAINTHOOD addresses secular themes of devotion, delusion, and exemplary behavior
in the pursuit of love and relationships. The songs, Tegan and Sara say, were “inspired by emotional longing and the quiet actions
we 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 adora tion. As we
are driven to become anything for someone else, we sometimes become martyrs for our cause.
Love, like faith, can never be held in an individual’s hands. But the story of a great love affair – especially one that is
unrequited or has ended too soon – can be woven like scripture or a bedtime story. And so the themes of SAINTHOOD are tied
together by this simple title, borrowed, with great respect, from the lyrics of the Leonard Cohen song ‘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 began recording SAINTHOOD in May at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA, where
Tom Petty, Nirvana, and Fleetwood Mac have all recorded. They finished laying down tracks at Seattle’s Two Sticks Audio,
owned by Death Cab drummer Jason McGerr.
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. The books are being released
in conjunction with the SAINTHOOD pre-sale.
To celebrate the release of SAINTHOOD, Tegan and Sara will perform four very special shows: October 25th and 26th at
Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater, and October 30th and 31st at New York City’s Town Hall. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now.
Also confirmed: Tegan and Sara will perform live on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Nov 2.
Check local listings for details. Plans for a full U.S. tour in February 2010 in support of SAINTHOOD will be
announced soon. Canadian tour dates have just been announced.
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Posted: 9/29/2009 07:35:00 PM