Tuesday, June 28

TEGAN AND SARA

Far be it from me to go more than a few days without posting a Canadian artist on this blog. Tegan and Sara, at least, aren't from the city of Montreal - they're from the far less exotique cow-town of Calgary (no offense... er... offence, Calgarians). More interesting, perhaps, is the fact that these two are not only twin sisters, but also both openly lesbian. (Sounds like a stunningly unfunny scenario for ex-SNLer Rob Schneider, no?)

On their first, mostly acoustic record, Tegan and Sara sounded more like Ani DiFranco than Indigo Girls. Since then, they've opened up their sound a bit - even throwing in some rather appealing New Wave elements on last year's So Jealous. To my ears, it's the best work they've done. Then again, it should be noted that I do have a bit of a jones for the '80s, in general, and the Go Go's, in particular. So there you go.

"I Know I Know I Know"/Tegan and Sara [from the LP So Jealous, 2004]
I Know I Know I Know-mp3 [left-click]

"Underwater"/Tegan and Sara [from the LP If It Was You, 2003]
Underwater-mp3 [left-click]

"More for Me"/Tegan and Sara [from the LP This Business of Art, 2000]
More for Me-mp3 [left-click]

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction...

Only one of them is lesbian.
The other one is bi.

-tanya

3:39 PM  
Blogger molotov said...

Ah, my bad on that one, then. And my apologies. Will correct with my next post. Thanks for the info.

4:41 PM  

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