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Tegan and Sara’s ‘The Con X: Covers’ to feature CHVRCHES, Shura, City and Colour, Ryan Adams

Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album The Con by releasing The Con X: Covers.

Due out October 20, the album features the same track listing as the original, with each song performed by a different artist.

It’s an impressive list of names, showing just what an industry powerhouse the Quin sisters have become since the album’s 2007 debut.

Among them are CHVRCHES, Ryan Adams, City and Colour and Cyndi Lauper.

“As the 10th anniversary of The Con approached, Sara and I started to brainstorm meaningful ways to celebrate what was easily one of our most important records,” said Tegan.

“Almost immediately we established that a tour playing all 14 songs in a more intimate and stripped-down arrangement would be memorable for our diehard fans. But we also wanted a companion piece that would live on past the anniversary, hence The Con X: Covers album was born.”

Tegan said proceeds from the album would be donated to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which raises money for women and girls in the LGBTQ community.

“With that intention set, we asked 14 artists who were either outspoken allies of the LGTBQ community or LGBTQ themselves to each cover a song from The Con, in any fashion they saw fit. All the artists agreed to donate their time and energy to the project and their labels all agreed to waive their fees as well. We are beyond grateful for the contributions of each artist, and we hope fans of The Con will be moved by their interpretations.”

Hailing from Calgary, Tegan and Sara have sold over one million albums, receiving three Juno Awards, two Polaris Prize nominations and a Grammy nomination along the way. They have performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, from the Oscars to major festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury.

Their current album, Love You to Death, continues their foray into sleek pop territory – a move which earned them critical acclaim with 2013’s Heartthrob.

The Con X: Covers – Track Listing

  1. Ruth B. – I Was Married
  2. MUNA – Relief Next to Me
  3. Shura – The Con
  4. Mykki Blanco – Knife Going In
  5. PVRIS – Are You Ten Years Ago
  6. Ryan Adams – Back in Your Head
  7. City and Colour – Hop a Plane
  8. Kelly Lee Owens – Soil, Soil
  9. Bleachers – Burn Your Life Down
  10. Hayley Williams of Paramore – Nineteen
  11. Sara Bareilles – Floorplan
  12. Shamir – Like O, Like H
  13. Trashique (GRIMES X HANA) – Dark Come Soon
  14. CHVRCHES – Call it Off

Digital Bonus Tracks

  1. Cyndi Lauper – Back in Your Head (Bonus Track)
  2. Bleached – One Second (Bonus Track)
  3. Vivek Shraya – I Take All the Blame (Bonus Track)
  4. Tegan and Sara – Miami Still (Bonus Track Demo)




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