So I have grown accustomed to, and have discovered the things I like about L. and really just focus my time and energy on that, and pretty much never go west, stay off the west side.
Yeah, we have one song left to mix and then we master at the end of the month. I think some people will think that it’s just too far in one direction. It’s definitely in the vein of what we’ve been working out, over our records.
Their 2013 album, that after working with several producers and songwriters – including Jack Antonoff, Rob Cavallo and Mike Elizondo, among others – they realized they had invited too many cooks into the kitchen. Together, the Quins and Kurstin crafted strong, thoughtful, catchy songs like "Boyfriend," "100x" and "U-Turn," all of which explore various forms of relationships, from romantic ones to their own sibling dynamic. We really need someone who can dig through all of that and pick the strongest parts and elevate them. With this whole record, I was looking into who I am as a person.
He might ask us to play something in a different key or faster. Your first single is "Boyfriend." How did he help you with that one? It really started 12 or 13 years ago, when I moved up to Montreal. A lot of this album is thinking about that time: who I was, what it really meant to be on my own, the insecurity that came with it. Am I a freak of nature now because I'd just spent 17 years touring?
Born in 1980 in Calgary, Canada, they started playing music since they were 15 and released their first independently-released album "Under Feet Like Ours" when they were 19.
They quickly caught the attention of Neil Young's manager who later signed them to his L. The sister duo have since released an album every two or three years with the first one being "The Business of Art" in 2000.
But it’s just a little more slick and it’s definitely not as much of a rock band record, that’s for sure.
Tegan and Sara was formed by identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin.
After more than a decade of making indie-rock hits, the Canadian twin sisters largely traded guitars for synthesizers, focused on hooks and became even more of a success. I don't think we would have said, "I guess we have to get the old electric guitars out again and write more indie-rock songs." You worked solely with producer Greg Kurstin, who worked with you on , on this one. Tegan and I work best with producers who work almost like editors. Some of them may already have 60 tracks [of instruments] on a song. Now I'm like, "Fuck." If I could just get up onstage with just an i Pad, I probably would."I think Sara showed signs of anxiety in more extroverted ways, like asthma and hypochondria, after the divorce," Tegan writes. I'm glad they made us, but living apart was best for us all."I was very extroverted with my anxiety as well but it came as a need to please everyone. I believe divorce is normal and just part of what happens when two people fall out of love. That being said, when you're 4 it feels very personal and very life-shattering.Though we all live in the real world, there’s no way we can ever silence the noise, chatter, and obsessions that provide a constant soundtrack to our everyday life.On their fifth album THE CON, the 26-year old Canadian twins use an intricately varied sonic backdrop (provided by Death Cab for Cutie producer Chris Walla) to express the chaotic thoughts—mostly having to do with the angst of relationships—shooting around their heads.