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"
- Tegan & Sara performs in The Current studios Canadian twins Tegan and Sara combine crafty song writing with pop sensibilities on their new CD "The Con," which was produced by Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie.
- Tegan and Sara performs in The UBS Forum Tegan and Sara's recording careers started in 1997, when they used their school's recording studio to record their first demo. In 1999, the Canadian sisters independently released their debut LP, "Under Feet Like Ours." Their poppy, emotive indie-folk style attracted the attention of Neil Young's label Vapor Records, who signed them in 2000. Later that year, they released another album, "This Business of Art." .