Oftentimes in the studio, we were reluctant to layer all the harmonies or background vocals, because how would we ever perform them live? Just even something as simple as being able to sample a vocal and play it.
Like have Sara play “ohhhs” and background things on a keyboard, on stage, while she sings a harmony. It’s a crazy, weird science experiment that our music has become. I think that’s what’s really cool about our progress because it really hasn’t cut into the writing.
And I was feeling jealous and insecure, like "What if they were to leave me for somebody else?
Or what if the same thing happened to me that the last person I dated did to me? But in terms of the melodies and instrumentation, we really wanted something that was upbeat.
I love you all so much, and I can’t say thank you enough.
and performing on the road with bands such as the Black Keys and the Killers.
Tegan Quin took time out to talk with After Ellen about The Dinah, the evolution of the band’s sound, and how making After Ellen: You are going to be headlining this year’s Dinah, or as it’s sometimes called, Lesbian Spring Break! Will you be playing some of your older fan favorites as well? I mean our live shows include songs from all of our records, so we definitely love playing all our stuff. AE: I remember very distinctly going to my local record shop in Kalamazoo Michigan in 2000 and stumbling across . You music continues to be very unique and progressive.
Tegan Quin: No, I’ve never made it to a Dinah Shore before, so this will be our first time playing and our first time attending.
Fans can usually tell the 35-year-old Canadian identical twins apart: Sara has a heart-shaped face, and Tegan has a little scar from her old labret piercing.Their friends compare anxious Sara to a cat, and breezy Tegan to a dog.In a cab two days prior, Sara and I sat in the back talking about her relationships, while upfront Tegan thrashed to the driver’s alt-‘90s playlist, routinely turning to ask if we were even listening: “Guys, Hole! They both have slicked-back hair, whited-out lips, and bleached eyebrows to shoot footage for “Boyfriend,” the lead single from their forthcoming eighth album, Love You to Death, that will be part of their live show.) and why the ghosts of past heartbreak can serve as fresh inspiration even when their present life is entirely drama-free...Share on Tumblr Interview by Tom Lanham A word of warning for any fans of folk-rocking Canadian kittens Tegan and Sara—nothing in their moody, ethereal catalog will prepare you for their upcoming seventh set . For starters, the 32-year-old Quin twins set aside their customary acoustic guitars for this 10-song, Greg Kurstin/Mike Elizondo-produced experiment, and switched to mostly keyboards and self-programmed synthesizers instead.