TEGAN AND SARA FOR WETHEURBAN MAGAZINE
Story: Willie Greene | Photography: Lindsey Byrnes
Four years after 2009’s Sainthood, everyone’s favorite Canadian Indie-Rock band is back! Their seventh full-length album, Heartthrob, sees the duo tweak their sound for the new age: less guitar, more pop and mainstream influences, but with those distinct interlocking vox. [view full issue]
Tegan and Sara spent the better part of 2011 close to their homes on opposite coasts, playing few shows and only writing music when they felt inspired to do so. After writing 36 songs, the two came together to create what is now a 10 song project with more pop sensibility than ever.
Maybe they’re not up to 10 million worldwide concert attendees or album sales, but Tegan and Sara have done pretty damn good on their own, even without records featuring Lil Wayne or 40 years of history under their belts.
Here, meeting on the phone just mere weeks before the Heartthrob release, Sara talks the bands new sounds, creative processes, and the perks of having longevity in the industry.