Friday, March 30, 2007

Two of Those Too: Tegan and Sara in NYC


Earlier this week, I received a pleasant surprise in my inbox, notifying me that the new Tegan and Sara record, entitled The Con, will be released on June 24th. Perhaps what is even more exciting is a plan for various small shows and in-stores, followed by a full tour in the fall. I can't think of a more engaging, charismatic band in live form, and I'm really looking forward to these shows. On the other hand, I'm a bit more ambivalent about this potential new album. The legendary (well, relatively) Chris Walla produced it, and the tracklist is rather intriguing. But for some reason, there's been a bit of disconnect when it comes to recent work. I guess the age gap, however slight, is a factor; I find it a bit hard to relate to all these songs on heartbreak that predominate later work.

So, yeah, my favorite album is still This Business of Art. Although I won't hear a significant portion of that album in a live setting this year, there are a huge number of recordings dating from that era, and here's one of them, recorded at our own Bowery Ballroom on May 22nd, 2001.

Enjoy:

1. Frozen
2. Proud
3. Freedom
4. All You Got
5. My Number
6. Buried Alive
7. Divided
8. Hype
9. Goodbye
10. Your Love
11. Superstar

Confidence: Here

1 comment:

rgsc said...

This is a great concert. For my money Tegan & Sara's independent release, "Under Feet Like Ours" is their best album. I keep listening but that remains their best and one of my favourite records (do you have it? if not let me know and I'll shoot a copy your way). I guess I haven't grown with the band - that first album really resonated with me and while I have enjoyed their subsequent releases I don't love them. A big part of it is the (over?) production - i prefer them a little more stripped down. Also, I think I might have a similar disconnect as you describe. Live, however, they are great . If you missed this post of mine from a 2000 performance let me know and, if you are interested I'll re-upload it for you.

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