nov 5

Tegan and Sara

with Northern State


Twin sisters Tegan & Sara are kindred spirits in composing bright, emotionally revealing pop songs. Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla produced the duo's complex new album "The Con," which ditches the folkiness of earlier recordings in favor of punchy pop rock and beat-driven programming. The duo has been known to perform fun covers like Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Prince's "When You Were Mine," but such novelties are just icing on their yummy cake of fuzzy guitars, new-wave synths and lighters-out piano ballads. Opener Northern State features three female emcees toeing the line between hip-hop and rock and rejoicing in the freedom to be "as weird as we are."


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