Identical twins Tegan and Sara Quin, born in Alberta, Calgary no less, dropped their fifth LP last Tuesday, The Con. The album was produced mainly by Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie, but Matt Sharp of The Rentals (and formerly Weezer) also pitched in for production duties.
The Con is shaping up to be one of our favorite records this year. The Quin sisters (ones living in Montreal and the others in Vancouver) have got a sort of folk meets punk sound filtered through tight pop arrangements.
This album is light years better than their previous album, 2004’s So Jealous.
This video for the track “Back in Your Head” has got some sweet ninja action and balloons! Anyway, Sara is singing and Tegan is playing drums. This track has a sweet, as in cute or nice, piano melody and anyone who’s done something stupid to a loved one will identify with the line “I’m not unfaithful but I’ll stray/I just want back into your head.”
Hopefully, the sisters will release vid treatments for “Hop on a Plane” or “Nineteen” or even “Burn Your Life Down.” As you can imagine there’s lots of great singles in this album.
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Take the jump for some pick up tips from the sisters.