‘The Con’ an­niver­sary cel­e­brated

Te­gan and Sara say all 14 songs from orig­i­nal al­bum be­ing re-recorded

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Te­gan and Sara are mark­ing the 10th an­niver­sary of their crit­i­cally lauded al­bum “The Con’’ with a cov­ers ver­sion.

The Cal­gary-raised twins posted a mes­sage on their web­site Monday say­ing all 14 songs from the orig­i­nal al­bum are be­ing re-recorded by 14 of their favourite artists.

“The Con X: Cov­ers’’ will fea­ture new ver­sions of “Back in Your Head,’’ “Call It Off’’ and the ti­tle track.

Ex­actly who will cover each song re­mains a mys­tery. The duo says they’re hold­ing back on the big re­veal for now and will make the en­tire list of artists avail­able at once.

Pro­ceeds from the al­bum, which ar­rives on Oct. 13, will be do­nated to the Te­gan and Sara Foun­da­tion, an or­ga­ni­za­tion de­voted to “eco­nomic jus­tice, health and rep­re­sen­ta­tion for LGBTQ girls and women.’’

“The Con,’’ Te­gan and Sara’s fifth stu­dio al­bum, is con­sid­ered a sig­nif­i­cant milestone in their ca­reers. It climbed to No. 4 on the Cana­dian Bill­board al­bums chart and locked in their rep­u­ta­tion as dar­lings of the indie mu­sic scene.

“When I hear an­other band or artist cover one of our songs it can be in­de­scrib­able and pleas­antly dis­ori­ent­ing — creating hope where there was orig­i­nally hope­less­ness or joy where there was only ever re­gret,’’ wrote Sara Quin in the an­nounce­ment.

“In some ways hear­ing some­one else in­ter­pret some­thing so fa­mil­iar is a way to fi­nally be freed from the per­sonal his­tory of the song and to hear it for the first time.’’

Te­gan and Sara will also launch an acous­tic tour cel­e­brat­ing the al­bum start­ing in Oc­to­ber. The dates in­clude Van­cou­ver (Oct. 28), Cal­gary (Oct. 30) and Ed­mon­ton (Oct. 31).


Te­gan and Sara cel­e­brate their three Juno Awards for Pop Al­bum of the Year, Group of the Year and Sin­gle of the Year dur­ing the Junos in Win­nipeg in March 2014.

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