Tegan and Sara http://www.teganandsara.com The Official Presence for News and Information on this Vast, Great Internet Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:21:39 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Make Things Right http://www.teganandsara.com/make-things-right/ http://www.teganandsara.com/make-things-right/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:21:39 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6295 [read more...]]]> Click here to view the embedded video.

A couple years ago we co-wrote a song called Drove Me Wild with a very talented duo called Sultan and Ned Shepard. The song ended up making our record Heartthrob and was one of our favourites to play live (see video on youtube of Tegan high kicking at the start of it every night). You might also recognize their names from our Closer Remixed record because they had an amazing remix included there as well!

We love them!

So!

We’ve released a lyric video for a new song we collaborated on called, Make Things Right.

Enjoy the video! And get your high kicks ready!

-Tegan and Sara

]]>
http://www.teganandsara.com/make-things-right/feed/ 0
Everything is Oscars… or Oscars is Awesome!! http://www.teganandsara.com/everything-is-oscars/ http://www.teganandsara.com/everything-is-oscars/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:38:36 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6275 [read more...]]]>

We couldn’t be more proud to see Everything is Awesome has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song!! This was the first time we contributed to a track that was specifically written for a film, and it’s been a real thrill to watch it become such a popular song with people of all ages! On our tour dates last fall with Katy Perry we performed a version of it, and the venues would light up as kids and their parents recognized the song and all chimed in on the chorus. We felt like we were part of something really special.

A huge congrats to the writers Shawn Patterson, Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton and our friends The Lonely Island, and producer Mark Mothersbaugh. And an even bigger thanks for asking us to be a part of it!

Tegan and Sara xo

]]>
http://www.teganandsara.com/everything-is-oscars/feed/ 0
So Jealous X Remix Premieres http://www.teganandsara.com/so-jealous-x-remix-premieres/ http://www.teganandsara.com/so-jealous-x-remix-premieres/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:00:56 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6287 [read more...]]]>

One of our favourite things to do over Christmas this year was to go online to see the photos everyone was posting as they received So Jealous X in the mail. We were having so much fun seeing your excitement over what we put together for you to celebrate such an
important time in our lives. So thank you for sharing that with us!

The So Jealous X retrospective collection, including the deluxe box set, is still available for purchase at sojealousx.com while supplies last. So if you weren’t able to get in on the pre-order, it’s not too late!

We still have some more of the bonus audio remixes to share with you, and this morning Earmilk is premiering the Matoma remix of I Can’t Take It. Check it out here!

Tegan and Sara xo

]]>
http://www.teganandsara.com/so-jealous-x-remix-premieres/feed/ 0
12 Days of Shades – Thank you! http://www.teganandsara.com/12-days-of-shades-thank-you/ http://www.teganandsara.com/12-days-of-shades-thank-you/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 20:30:22 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6269 [read more...]]]>

A huge thanks to all of you who placed a bid and supported our 12 Days of Shades fundraising auction! We are thrilled to be able to donate the $6201.33 we raised to the Southern Poverty Law Center, to support their work fighting hate and bigotry and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.

We were so inspired by your generosity, that we are going to match this amount and make a donation to Camp fYrefly, Canada’s only national leadership retreat for LGBT youth, helping them become agents for positive change in their schools, families, and communities.

We truly appreciate you helping us raise money for organizations that are doing work that makes a positive difference in our world!

Tegan and Sara xox

]]>
http://www.teganandsara.com/12-days-of-shades-thank-you/feed/ 0
12 Days of Shades http://www.teganandsara.com/12-days-of-shades/ http://www.teganandsara.com/12-days-of-shades/#comments Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:17:55 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6259 [read more...]]]>

As you all know – we love sunglasses. We’ve been lucky enough to be gifted A LOT of them this past year from some of our favourite sunglass companies. In addition to those gifts, we also find ourselves purchasing new ones on tour. And at home. And online. :)

The sunglasses have started to pile up.

So, rather than shamefully hiding the excess under our beds, we have decided to put them to better use.

In honour of the holidays and the act of giving we are going to do our own T+S version of the 12 days of Christmas and auction off 12 pairs of our sunglasses with all proceeds going to the Southern Law Poverty Center. Starting TODAY!

For the next 12 days – please go here to participate in Tegan and Sara’s 12 days of Shades.

Tegan xo

]]>
http://www.teganandsara.com/12-days-of-shades/feed/ 0
More So Jealous X Audio Premieres http://www.teganandsara.com/more-so-jealous-x-audio-premieres/ http://www.teganandsara.com/more-so-jealous-x-audio-premieres/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:08:51 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6252 [read more...]]]>

When we put together our retrospective collection celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the release of So Jealous, we immediately thought it was the perfect opportunity to share some of our original demos with you. Our fans have always been so interested in our recording process, so what better way to remember songs that you were so intimate with, than to hear them at their inception! On the other hand, we also wanted to give the songs new life, so we chose some of our favourite remixes to add to the collection. We are getting closer to our release date on Dec 23, so we wanted to share a couple more songs from the Bonus Audio CD to get you excited!

Billboard has premiered Downtown, a demo version of one of the studio tracks from the original studio album .

“A love song, plain and simple. I would wait all day hoping to see the girl I liked, watching the street down below to see if she’d come by. There was a metro/subway stop visible from my apartment’s windows and I’d stare at the stream of people going in and out of it. It was the dead of winter in Montreal and I hadn’t yet bought a proper winter coat. I would go out to see afternoon films and nearly freeze to death on the walk downtown.”
- SKQ on Downtown, a passage from So Jealous X

SPIN is premiering the Royal refix of So Jealous Today.

“I want the ocean right now” was a tantrum I would throw when my life wasn’t working out as I hoped. It meant that I wanted to go home, back out west, back to my old life. It was a threat and a challenge, to myself but also to anyone in striking distance.”
- SKQ on So Jealous, a passage from So Jealous X

So Jealous X is available for pre-order now! Get more info, including a full track listing for the Bonus Audio CD at sojealousx.com.

Tegan and Sara xoxo

]]>
http://www.teganandsara.com/more-so-jealous-x-audio-premieres/feed/ 0
Everything Is Awesome – GRAMMYs Nomination http://www.teganandsara.com/everything-is-awesome-grammys-nomination/ http://www.teganandsara.com/everything-is-awesome-grammys-nomination/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:39:19 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6247 [read more...]]]>

Wow! Everything Is Awesome has been nominated in the category of Best Song Written for Visual Media by The GRAMMYs! We had such a great time singing on the track with The Lonely Island!

]]>
http://www.teganandsara.com/everything-is-awesome-grammys-nomination/feed/ 0
Bill 10 and GSA’s in Alberta http://www.teganandsara.com/bill-10-and-gsas-in-alberta/ http://www.teganandsara.com/bill-10-and-gsas-in-alberta/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:51:52 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6242 [read more...]]]>

We are encouraged by the latest news from our home province of Alberta, that the Premier has put the third reading of Bill 10 on hold, due to mounting public pressure. So if you were a part of that, we thank you! This provides us with an opportunity to ensure the next version of this bill truly accomplishes the goal of prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The key issue of Bill 10 was that it allowed principals and school boards the ability to deny a student’s request to form a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) in their school.

In a country where marriage equality was achieved over a decade ago, it is absurd and shameful to make a political issue out of the right of our LGBTQA youth to access the proper support services.

Growing up in Calgary in the 1980s wasn’t easy for twin sisters with gender confusion. High school in the 1990s was even harder – when we both realized we were gay. At the time there were no gay characters on TV, there was nothing on the internet, and there was no such thing as a Gay-Straight Alliance. Through the support of friends, and because of music, we persevered, but the same was not true for all LGBTQ kids of that time, nor would it be true today. Suicide is the second highest cause of death in Canada for youth age 10-24. Low self-esteem, homelessness and alienation are all issues faced by LGBTQ youth. A High School Gay-Straight Alliance can be, in some cases, a life-saving safe space. It is also a place for youth to share and learn compassion, empathy, to educate each other, and to grow.

Today as we tour the world with our band, we meet young people everyday who share heartbreaking stories of struggle and pain, and victories too… the fight for equality is far from over. Bill 10 in it’s current state would subject students to more potential prejudice, discrimination, and unnecessary struggle. Calgary will always be our home, and because we care about the youth who are growing up there, we need to educate those who have the ability to influence this legislation; people of all ages who live in Alberta or who have friends or family there.

We applaud those who have made statements against this legislation. Calgary Pride, Josh Traptow, Jon Cornish, Ron Ghitter, Safe Schools Alberta, to name a few, and we urge all Albertans to continue to contact their MLAs.  Safeschoolsalberta.ca is a great place to start. Your voice could lead to a revision to the bill that reflects a future for the youth of Alberta that we can all be proud of.

Tegan and Sara

]]>
http://www.teganandsara.com/bill-10-and-gsas-in-alberta/feed/ 0
Night Terrors of 1927′s “When You Were Mine” Music Video! http://www.teganandsara.com/night-terrors-of-1927s-when-you-were-mine-music-video/ http://www.teganandsara.com/night-terrors-of-1927s-when-you-were-mine-music-video/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:33:25 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6236 [read more...]]]>

Hello friends,

We collaborated with Night Terrors of 1927 on the track “When You Were Mine,” which is included on their incredible new EP Anything to Anyone. We’re excited to say that you can finally feast your eyes on the music video – it’s premiering right now on Rolling Stone at http://rol.st/1yePXcb!

Hope you love the video as much as we do!!!

xoTegan and Sara

]]>
http://www.teganandsara.com/night-terrors-of-1927s-when-you-were-mine-music-video/feed/ 0
Holiday Merchandise! http://www.teganandsara.com/holiday-merchandise/ http://www.teganandsara.com/holiday-merchandise/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:57:14 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6230 [read more...]]]>

With the holidays just around the corner (seriously, where does the time go?) we’re excited to launch a few pieces of seasonal merchandise!

First off, we have a T+S Ornament with the same art from the Lipstick t-shirt that we debuted on tour – designed by E.E. Storey!

We also have a 2015 calendar featuring some of our favourite photos from Heartthrob. We’ll be taking some time off next year to write and record, but we promise this calendar will make the distance a little more bearable. It even includes special T+S dates like album anniversaries and our birthday!

We made up a discount bundle so you can save $5 if you want to get both. There are a few other discount bundles available too. Have a look at all the new items in the store at http://teganandsara.warnerbrosrecords.com/!

xoTegan and Sara

]]>
http://www.teganandsara.com/holiday-merchandise/feed/ 0