Tegan & Sara return to The Current for a great performance

by Steve Seel, Jill Riley, Peter Valelly

  1. Listen Tegan and Sara perform in The Current studio

    Mar 7, 2013

Canadian twin-sister duo Tegan and Sara are one of indie-pop's most celebrated acts, having released seven full-length albums over nearly two decades as musical collaborators. They've also been longtime Current favorites, stopping by for an in-studio performance in 2007 and an intimate performance in the UBS forum in 2010.

Their latest full-length, Heartthrob, was released in January, and finds the siblings expanding their palette of influences and incorporating a clean, bright production sound, as demonstrated on the lush electro-pop of lead single "Closer." The 32-year-old sisters' more accessible pop sound isn't a step backward for them, though - they've continued to grow and mature as lyricists, and their ever-growing popularity has landed them impressive gigs like a slot at this spring's Coachella Festival.

The sisters swung through the Current studio for a chat with The Morning Show's Jill Riley and Steve Seel and a great performance.

Songs played: "Back In Your Head," "I Was A Fool" and "Closer"

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  • Tegan and Sara perform in The Current studio.
    Tegan and Sara perform in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara in The Current studio.
    Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Sara Quin plays keyboards in The Current studio.
    Sara Quin plays keyboards in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Tegan of Tegan and Sara.
    Tegan of Tegan and Sara. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Tegan and Sara's session was their third performance at The Current.
    Tegan and Sara's session was their third performance at The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Sara Quin of musical twins Tegan and Sara.
    Sara Quin of musical twins Tegan and Sara. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Tegan and Sara's longtime guitarist Ted Gowans.
    Tegan and Sara's longtime guitarist Ted Gowans. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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