Tegan and Sarah
The Con
by Carl Macki

"The Con," the new, fifth CD by Canadian identical twins Tegan and Sarah Quin has been receiving largely favorable to rave reviews. One reviewer in the NY Times, on a weekly pop music podcast, rhapsodized that the record should become an obsession!
Ever since the release of their 2004 CD "So Jealous," they have been lionized and rightly singled out for considerable adulation by indie pop fans in this country.
Their songwriting output is prodigious, and they have opened or sung with bands such as Neil Young, Against Me!, The Pretenders, Rufus Wainwright, Weezer, The Killers, Gogol Bordelo.
From only hearing only three songs found on a music blog search engine -- http://www.searquit.com/blogdb/ -- I could tell that I would possibly buy it when it comes out on the 24th, perhaps as a gift.
This album seems like it will be a strong addition to their glowing and growing repertoire, which is fast colliding with their reputation. It was produced by Chris Walla, of Death Cab for Cutie fame.  In addition, Hunter Burgan of AFI, Jason McGerr of Death Cab for Cutie, Matt Sharp of The Rentals, and Kaki King appear on the recording.



List Price      $13.98
Label   Sire Records (USA) 
On sale at
 Photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegan_and_Sara 

Back to Music Reviews