After receiving near unanimous praise for 2007's The Con -- including four of five stars from SPIN -- Tegan and Sara are gearing up for the October 27 release of Sainthood by unveiling the album's cover art and tracklist, plus the first dates of their fall tour.
In a new website post -- a rather tame update from the Canadian duo known for posting lengthy iChat recordings and jokingly calling their mother a lesbian -- they reveal titles of the album's 13 songs, including "The Ocean," "Hell," and "On Directing," and three dates of their supporting tour: October 25 at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theatre, and October 30 & 31 at New York's Town Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28.
The cover art, meanwhile, shows Sara on the left looking serene with Tegan -- whose face is cut-and-pasted on a mannequin of sorts -- looks, well, pissed off. Check it out below.
A new album isn't all the sisters have on tap. Tegan and Sara recently added vocals to DJ Tiësto's "Feel It In My Bones" (listen at Stereogum) off his star-studded release Kaleidoscope, and now they've put on their dancing shoes for a video.
No word yet on its release, but judging from photos Sara posted on their website, it seems to be a CGI effects orgy.
Can't wait for Tegan and Sara's return? Well, whet your appetite by watching Tegan playing acoustic at SPIN's inaugural Liner Notes event last fall.
2. Don't Rush
4. On Directing
5. Red Belt
6. The Cure
8. Night Watch
10. Paperback Heart
11. The Ocean
12. Sentimental Tune