Tegan and Sara http://www.teganandsara.com The Official Presence for News and Information on this Vast, Great Internet Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:16:12 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 SKQ Reads: Fall 2014 http://www.teganandsara.com/skq-reads-fall-2014/ http://www.teganandsara.com/skq-reads-fall-2014/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:11:02 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6175 [read more...]]]> Nearing the end of our album cycle has meant less press and radio obligations which has freed up a great deal of time and energy for my favorite pastime; reading! I end up losing and lending a few along the way, but here are the ones that have made it back to be stacked amongst my ever-growing collection. I’ve added a few of my favorite earmarks to fill in for my lack of “reviews”.

Bark, Lorrie Moore

Can’t and Won’t, Lydia Davis

Berlin Stories, Robert Walser

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler

I absolutely adored this novel. A touching and funny story that made me laugh and produced more than a few tears.

A Natural History Of The Senses, Diane Ackerman

Empire Of Illusion, Chris Hedges

Oblivion, David Foster Wallace

Pirates and Farmers, Dave Hickey

Sometimes I can’t decide if I really like what I’m reading because of the strong urge I’ve always felt to JUST FINISH. That’s meant struggling through many novels and non-fiction that any normal person would just put down and never think of again. I don’t feel that way about this book, but I did find myself thinking about my favorite Dave Hickey collection, Air Guitar, more than I did this one. Could have been the less relevant (to my life) topics. Still a great critical thinker whom I enjoy very much!

Artful, Ali Smith

“To be known so well by someone is an unimaginable gift. But to be imagined so well by someone is even better.” This was an impulse buy, and I will cherish it. Incredibly beautiful, start to finish.

My Struggle, Karl Ove Knausgaard

My Struggle 2, Karl Ove Knausgaard

I quite enjoyed the first two books and I’m about to dig in to the third one. They are long and filled with an almost absurd amount of detail but I can’t deny that I felt imbedded in the story because of it.

The Informed Air, Muriel Spark

The Doors Of Perception and Heaven and Hell, Aldous Huxley

Provence, 1970, Luke Barr

I took a short vacation this summer to Provence and this title came highly recommended from a trusted source. It was so enjoyable and had that mysterious quality that gives you the sense you’ve been transported elsewhere while reading it. It also had crazy detailed descriptions of meals that made me very hungry.

She of the Mountains, Vivek Shraya

Deeply proud of Vivek and his newest book. Beautiful and gracious, I truly loved reading this book. The illustrations are also terrific.

The Guest Cat, Takashi Hiraide

You had me at “cat,” Takashi. Really a sweet story that I have thought of many times since reading it.

“Looking back on it now, I’d say one’s thirties are a cruel age. At this point, I think of them as a time I whiled away unaware of the tide that can suddenly pull you out, beyond the shallows, into the sea of hardship, and even death.”

Pitch Dark, Renata Adler

Terrific and strange.

Ecstatic Cahoots, Stuart Dybek

Paper Lantern, Stuart Dybek

Until recently I rarely sought out short stories. With a handful of outstanding recommendations I have been converted. These two by Stuart Dyber were particularly killer.

From the story, ‘Waiting’,

“Sometimes the wait is imperceptible, but it can also seem interminable- waiting for a phone call from a lover or from the doctor who may pause before delivering what feels more like a sentence than a diagnosis, the kind of call in which the undecided seems suddenly to have been decided long before, as if it’s no accident that in the mystical, kabbalistic workings of language, fate and wait are paired in rhyme”

The Invention of Solitude, Paul Auster

I was very moved by this book. To write so intensely and honestly about a family member seems to me a terribly brave thing to do.

“Having money means more than being able to buy things: it means that the world need never affect you. Money in the sense of protection, then, not pleasure. Having been without money as a child, and therefore vulnerable to the whims of the world, the idea of wealth became synonymous for him with the idea of escape: from harm, from suffering, from being a victim. He was not trying to buy happiness, buy simply an absence of unhappiness.”

100 Essays I don’t Have Time To Write, Sarah Ruhl

So much to say about this little gem. I found it was easy to draw comparisons between The Music Industry and Theater World which allowed me to really go deep. I thought much about this line, “There is now a prevailing notion that audiences give artists ideas and feedback and also money–a completely one-way exchange–no wonder playwrights feel so constantly in debt: we are the world’s succubi!”

“How long have we been giving the audience responsibility for helping us to write the play rather than the freedom to enjoy it?”

Highly recommend it!

My Life in France, Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme 

This was a total joy to read while lying in the South of France enjoying mid day drinks next to the pool, occasionally staring out across the Luberon Valley. Does that not sound delightful!? It was! What struck me most about this book was the discovering that Julia Child was a wonderful, ambitious woman with a deeply positive attitude about language, food and life! Such a trailblazer!

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With a Little Help From My Fwends! http://www.teganandsara.com/with-a-little-help-from-my-fwends/ http://www.teganandsara.com/with-a-little-help-from-my-fwends/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:15:09 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6168 [read more...]]]>

Hello fwends (err… friends!),

As some of you may have heard, we’re included on The Flaming Lips’ Beatles tribute album, “With a Little Help From My Fwends.” This project includes such a variety of musicians and we’re truly honoured to be a part of it!! You can hear us singing on “Lovely Rita” with Stardeath and White Dwarfs, which is track number 10 on the album.

“With a Little Help From My Fwends” will be released on October 28th, but you can pre-order it online at http://bit.ly/1D9Xwlh

Proceeds from sales will go to the Bella Foundation, an organization that helps low income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.

Here’s a full tracklist of the album:

1. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (featuring My Morning Jacket, Fever the Ghost & J Mascis)
2. “With a Little Help from My Friends” (featuring Black Pus & Autumn Defense)
3. “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (featuring Miley Cyrus & Moby) 5:47
4. “Getting Better” (featuring Dr. Dog, Chuck Inglish & Morgan Delt)
5. “Fixing a Hole” 3:55
6. “She’s Leaving Home” (featuring Phantogram, Julianna Barwick & Spaceface)
7. “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” (featuring Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer & Sunbears!)
8. “Within You Without You” (featuring Birdflower & Morgan Delt)
9. “When I’m Sixty-Four” (featuring Def Rain & Pitchwafuzz)
10. “Lovely Rita” (featuring Tegan and Sara & Stardeath and White Dwarfs)
11. “Good Morning Good Morning” (featuring Zorch, Grace Potter & Treasure Mammal)
12. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” (featuring Foxygen & Ben Goldwasser)
13. “A Day in the Life” (featuring Miley Cyrus & New Fumes)

We can’t wait for you to hear the song!

Talk soon,

Tegan and Sara

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I Was A Fool Remixed – Now Available! http://www.teganandsara.com/i-was-a-fool-remixed-now-available/ http://www.teganandsara.com/i-was-a-fool-remixed-now-available/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:00:44 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6164 [read more...]]]>

Today’s the day! Now you can find I Was A Fool Remixed online via iTunes at http://bit.ly/1mLJHoS. The album includes the winning track by VBND from our Indaba Music Remix Contest, the Chuck Inglish remix which premiered on Stereogum last week and many other impressive numbers! Browse the tracklisting below to see all the artists who contributed to the album.

We’ve had these mixes on repeat all summer, so you can rest assured that they’ve been quality tested and are dance party approved!!

I Was A Fool (Monsieur Adi Remix)
I Was A Fool (Mirror Machines Remix)
I Was A Fool (Drop The Lime Remix)
I Was A Fool (Chuck Inglish Remix)
I Was A Fool (Gazzo Remix)
I Was A Fool (Sombear Remix)
I Was A Fool (Austin Leeds Remix)
I Was A Fool (Ellingson Remix)
I Was A Fool (Anand Greenwell Remix)
I Was A Fool (Apparent Motion Remix)
I Was A Fool (Make + Model Remix)
I Was A Fool (Murge Remix)
I Was A Fool (Osinachi Remix)
I Was A Fool (Speak Remix)
I Was A Fool (VBND Remix)

Hope you enjoy!

t+s

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Let’s Make Things Physical Tour Public On-Sale http://www.teganandsara.com/lets-make-things-physical-tour-public-on-sale-2/ http://www.teganandsara.com/lets-make-things-physical-tour-public-on-sale-2/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:00:19 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6159 [read more...]]]>

Thank you to everyone who purchased a pre-sale ticket to one of the shows on the fall run of our Let’s Make Things Physical tour! We’re so excited to see everyone this November and still can’t believe this will be our FINAL tour of the Heartthrob record cycle!! Time has flown by SO quickly and we couldn’t be more grateful for all the new fans we’ve met and old fans who have continued to support us along the way.

Public On-Sale for all shows except for Redding, CA has begun! Public on-sale for our show in Redding, CA at the Cascade Theatre begins Wednesday, October 1st!

Find ticket links to all dates at  teganandsara.com/shows! 

Nov 11, 2014 / Seattle, WA / The Paramount Theatre ^#
Nov 12, 2014 / Portland, OR / Roseland Theatre ^#
Nov 13, 2014 / Redding, CA / Cascade Theatre ^#
Nov 14, 2014 / Oakland, CA / The Fox Theatre #
Nov 15, 2014 / San Diego, CA / The North Park Theatre ^#
Nov 17, 2014 / Tempe, AZ / The Marquee Theatre ^#
Nov 18, 2014 / Los Angeles, CA / Hollywood Palladium ^#

^ WATERS
# The Courtneys

See you in a month and a bit!

t+s

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Tempe, AZ Headline Show! http://www.teganandsara.com/tempe-az-headline-show/ http://www.teganandsara.com/tempe-az-headline-show/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:10:45 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6154 [read more...]]]>

One last exciting addition to share with you all for the fall run of our Let’s Make Things Physical tour! We’re coming to Tempe, AZ on Nov 17th to perform at the Marquee Theatre!

VIP Pre-Sale begins TODAY, September 25th at 12 noon PST athttp://bit.ly/1vikwLf. Public On-Sale begins Friday, September 26th at 10am PST.

A VIP ticket includes…

- Access to experience Tegan and Sara soundcheck
- Priority seating and/or priority entrance to the show
- Let’s Make Things Physical Tour laminate
- Let’s Make Things Physical Souvenir Tour Program signed by Tegan and Sara
- Meet and Greet with Tegan and Sara
- Personal Photo with Tegan and Sara

Please note:

You may be required to arrive up to 3 hours before doors, depending on the day’s schedule. In certain cases that you will be required to leave the venue after the Meet & Greet, you will be given a wristband granting priority entrance upon your return.

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I Was A Fool Remixed – Chuck Ingish http://www.teganandsara.com/i-was-a-fool-remixed-chuck/ http://www.teganandsara.com/i-was-a-fool-remixed-chuck/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:00:51 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6148 [read more...]]]>

With I Was A Fool Remixed being released in less than a week (available online starting Sept 30!), we wanted to give you a sneak peak of one of our favourite tracks from the album. So many talented artists worked on this project, but we can’t stop groovin’ to Chuck Inglish‘s remix!

Take a listen for yourself on Stereogum at http://bit.ly/1muuCIe and tell us what you think!

Enjoy.

t+s

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Let’s Make Things Physical Tour Pre-Sale! http://www.teganandsara.com/lets-make-things-physical-tour-pre-sale-2/ http://www.teganandsara.com/lets-make-things-physical-tour-pre-sale-2/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:00:46 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6142 [read more...]]]>

Pre-sale GA and VIP Meet & Greet tickets for the fall run of our Let’s Make Things Physical Tour are on sale now at http://www.teganandsara.com/presale/!

Nov 11, 2014 / Seattle, WA / The Paramount Theatre ^#
Nov 12, 2014 / Portland, OR / Roseland Theater ^#
Nov 13, 2014 / Redding, CA / Cascade Theatre ^#
Nov 14, 2014 / Oakland, CA / The Fox Theater #
Nov 15, 2014 / San Diego, CA / The North Park Theatre ^#
Nov 18, 2014 / Los Angeles, CA / Hollywood Palladium ^#

Waters ^
The Courtneys #

A VIP ticket includes…

- Access to experience Tegan and Sara soundcheck
- Priority seating and/or priority entrance to the show
- Let’s Make Things Physical Tour laminate
- Let’s Make Things Physical Souvenir Tour Program signed by Tegan and Sara
- Meet and Greet with Tegan and Sara
- Personal Photo with Tegan and Sara

Please note:

You may be required to arrive up to 3 hours before doors, depending on the day’s schedule. In certain cases that you will be required to leave the venue after the Meet & Greet, you will be given a wristband granting priority entrance upon your return.

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Let’s Make Things Physical Tour – Fall Run http://www.teganandsara.com/lets-make-things-physical-tour-fall-run/ http://www.teganandsara.com/lets-make-things-physical-tour-fall-run/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:59:09 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6128 [read more...]]]>

Hello!

As you all know we are quickly approaching our LAST tour of the Heartthrob record
cycle. After this tour in November we will be taking a break to relax, write, record and
release a new record. We have no plans of touring in 2015, so the next time you see us
will be in 2016! Which means you BETTER come see us on our FINAL Heartthrob tour!!!! That’s right LEFT COAST! We’re finishing up ON YOU!

The VIP Pre-Sale for the fall run of our Let’s Make Things Physical Tour starts in two hours!!!! While you wait, here’s some information about the two AWESOME bands that will join us on the tour…

First up is a band we toured with all summer and love (and are related to) The Courtneys! Check them out here: http://bit.ly/1xgqSOz

In the middle slot, right before us, is a band we think you will love a lot (and we love a lot) WATERS! Check them out on Facebook here: http://on.fb.me/1xgr0NZ and check out their new single here: http://bit.ly/1xgpdIL

And now a reminder:

Pre-Sale for all shows begins TODAY, September 24th at 12 noon PT at teganandsara.com/presale! Public On-Sale begins Friday, September 26th at 10am PST.

The tour dates:

Nov 11, 2014 / Seattle, WA / The Paramount Theatre ^#
Nov 12, 2014 / Portland, OR / Roseland Theater ^#
Nov 13, 2014 / Redding, CA / Cascade Theatre ^#
Nov 14, 2014 / Oakland, CA / The Fox Theater #
Nov 15, 2014 / San Diego, CA / The North Park Theatre ^#
Nov 18, 2014 / Los Angeles, CA / Hollywood Palladium ^#

Waters ^
The Courtneys #

Thanks for reading all this. Good luck with the presale. Thank you in advance to everyone who comes to the shows. And see you all soon!

Tegan and Sara

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Redding + Oakland Headline Shows! http://www.teganandsara.com/redding-oakland-headline-shows/ http://www.teganandsara.com/redding-oakland-headline-shows/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:59:13 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6121 [read more...]]]>

Here we have it, friends… another two headline shows to add to the mix! This time, Redding, CA at Cascade Theatre on November 13th and Oakland, CA at The Fox Theatre on November 14th. We know many of you have been waiting months for this announcement, so it’s a weight off our shoulders to finally share the news!

VIP Pre-Sale begins Wednesday, September 24th at 12 noon PST at http://bit.ly/1B3Gv9t and http://bit.ly/1B3Grqn. Public On-Sale begins Friday, September 26th at 10am PST.

A VIP ticket includes…

- Access to experience Tegan and Sara soundcheck
- Priority seating and/or priority entrance to the show
- Let’s Make Things Physical Tour laminate
- Let’s Make Things Physical Souvenir Tour Program signed by Tegan and Sara
- Meet and Greet with Tegan and Sara
- Personal Photo with Tegan and Sara

Please note:

You may be required to arrive up to 3 hours before doors, depending on the day’s schedule. In certain cases that you will be required to leave the venue after the Meet & Greet, you will be given a wristband granting priority entrance upon your return.

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Night Terrors of 1927 – Anything To Anyone http://www.teganandsara.com/night-terrors-of-1927/ http://www.teganandsara.com/night-terrors-of-1927/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:40:11 +0000 admin http://www.teganandsara.com/?p=6116 [read more...]]]>

Hello!

After spending some considerable time with Night Terrors of 1927 on a video shoot for a song we collaborated on with them recently, we have determined they are a) very talented b) very handsome c) as anxious in extremely funny ways as we are.

So. We think you’d love to know that Night Terrors of 1927 are releasing their EP Anything To Anyone today!

Sara and I collaborated on a song called When You Were Mine (watch the lyric video here) which is on the EP! We can’t wait for you to hear the song and the EP because we think these lovely human beings have made an incredible record and we know you’ll love it.

After you buy their EP and become obsessed with the record (and decide they are your new favourite band) we have great news for you! Night Terrors of 1927 will be joining us in Austin, TX on October 4th for an Austin City Limits Late Night show! Get tickets here.

See you all soon!

Tegan (and Sara)

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