Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. I remember coming back to Calgary where I grew up and I remember crying to my friends, and saying, 'I don't think I want to do this. Like holy shit, I can't believe they get to do this.
With the song Heartthrob, their seventh studio album, completed and awaiting a January release, Tegan and Sara had just "celebrated" their 32nd birthday in Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 19, the day before they presented "Closer," their peppy first single, to the online world. They even had the neck pains to prove it after some intense rehearsal periods that she said required "standing for eight hours a day with a heavy guitar hanging on my shoulder. So we've realized our physical limitations.
We've realized the threshold of our endurance. She was finally "feeling like a million bucks" before heading out with Tegan to provide support for high-profile acts the Black Keys, the Killers amid various headlining events and appearances on TV shows like Conan on October 3.
From left, Tegan and Sara Quin. See the performance below. By the time we hit Austin, we're gonna really be at the top of our game. Well, unfortunately, that stereotype is almost true," Sara joked, before adding, "I didn't mean to say 'unfortunately.
I have no problem with it. But that is a stereotype that is like actually fairly accurate. You either loved hockey, played it, played it professionally or played it at school or played it on the street or your dad loved it, so you watched it with him.
But after making another true confession, she returned to the fundamental reason why Tegan and Sara are where they are today. When we started taking music lessons and then sort of transitioned from learning classical and theoretical stuff, then we started making our own compositions. And I think that was really when I was like, 'Oh, this is something I want to devote myself to and train myself around.
As much as she was discouraged by their first Austin date, Sara Quin looks back just as fondly on recent experiences there, including the ACL Festival. Yet that thought wasn't complete without an anguished aside. And I hate playing outdoors in the sun. I'm the weakest link in our band. I'm always like hot and fainting and Using that as a source of amusement, they received some criticism for appearing on the cover of the Get Along CD looking like they had just given each other black eyes.
We tour mostly happily and we have a good friendship off the road. It's probably less interesting, but we actually get along pretty well. Who else is in the touring band you are bringing to Austin? We've been rehearsing up a storm and they sound fantastic. So we're working hard to get back there. I think it's such a great place. I love the festival, have great friends, family friends from back home in Calgary actually that are living there now.
We always have a great time whenever we're in Austin. I love the vibe of the city. Yeah, I've seen her twice the last time on her Confessions on a Dance Floor tour. What would your slogan be? I mean, I've never had a motto. Next in the series: Check out Part 1 with First Aid Kit. See Tegan and Sara's performance of "Closer" on Conan: