Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tegan & Sara's Heartthrob Out Today

Tegan & Sara's new album Heartthrob is out today.

Admittedly, what's been made public thus far is a poppier effort than their previous work, but if they're into more synths and programmed beats than guitars these days I won't be the one to say it's wrong.

It's been an interesting evolution to be sure. The indie darlings have paid their dues and making music that's a bit more accessible to the mainstream is fine. Hopefully it pays off, but even if it doesn't they still seem to be happy with what they're doing.

Below are two songs they performed acoustically for a Billboard session.

The first is the lead single from Heartthrob, the infectious "Closer" and the second is the Cyndi Lauper hit "Time After Time".

I'll be the first to admit I never really cared that much for Cyndi Lauper, but this version of "Time After Time" proves it's actually a legitimately good song once it's stripped of it's studio sheen and 80s pop aesthetic.

So check these performances out and enjoy Tegan & Sara's new album.

EDIT: For whatever reason, Billboard has made it damn near impossible to properly post the embed code for these videos. No matter how I do it, there's a duplicate of one video or another and logging in with my blogger account hasn't helped. Here's the original story on their website.


Jon said...

Good analysis. However, both video's are the same song

Justin Cates said...

I just noticed and have attempted to fix it with mixed results. Blogger and Billboard are conspiring to make me look like an idiot.


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