Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tegan and Sara

When I started working at Universal Music in 2000 there were lots of showcases for staff.  Some in small venues and some at the office in the lunch room.  In the fall of 2000 a marketing manager sent an invitation for the staff to come and see twins Tegan and Sara play a few songs in the office.  That was the first I had heard their names and it wouldn't be the last.

The girls played a couple of acoustic songs from their album 'The Business Of Art' which was recorded in part at Hawksley Workman's own studios in Northern Ontario.  The girls could also boast that they were signed directly to Neil Young's label Vapor Records at that time.  It was their second album - but the start to a career that would garner them some serious attention and praise from music critics.  Not bad for for twins born in Calgary, Alberta.

The girls dropped by our studios this past week to promote their forthcoming album entitled 'Heartthrob' set for release on January 29th.  Here's our interview with the pretty and witty sisters...

There's so much music coming and going each day - so it's refreshing to sit back and reflect on an artist's career every once in a while.  Tegan and Sara have already released 6 full length albums making this new one their 7th.  They've grown and morphed over the years.  In recent years they've even collaborated with the likes of Tiesto and Morgan Page in the dance world.  From the sound of lead single 'Closer' it could be the final piece needed to becoming a household name around the world.  It's an amazing track on the heels of an amazing career and I hope they continue down this path.

Here are some of the hits I recommend you give a spin...


'Body Work'

'Back in Your Head'

'Feel It In My Bones'

'Living Room'

'Speak Slow'

Oh yeah they're also nominated for a Grammy Award at this year's show in February.  Their DVD 'Get Along' is up for 'Best Long Form Music Video'.  Good luck @teganandsara 

Thanks for reading/listening.

Gregg Stewart

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