Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tegan Admits There Was a Short Period of Time When She Wanted Tegan and Sara To End

Tegan Admits There Was a Short Period of Time When She Wanted Tegan and Sara To End

Tegan Admits There Was a Short Period of Time When She Wanted Tegan and Sara To End

Hey tegan and sara lovers, have you guys know that Tegan Admits There Was a Short Period of Time When She Wanted Tegan and Sara To End? Yes, it is true, it happened when they were at Glasgow Concert in 2009. Tegan was crying at the show.

Here's a pic of Tegan crying during the show in Glasgow, Scotland :

Tegan Admits There Was a Short Period of Time When She Wanted Tegan and Sara To End

These are quotes from articles that explain why Tegan was crying at that show :

In 2009, before a show in Scotland, they were arguing back-stage, something about an interview Tegan didn't want to do. They'd been going back and forth for about an hour when Sara, exhausted, says she "just hauled off and hit her."

While it may fill the hearts of their devoted fans with fear and dread, Tegan Quin admits there was a short period of time nearly two years ago when she wanted Tegan and Sara to end.

Tegan and Sara were going through what could generously be called a rough patch. It all began with some record label troubles that are too "confusing and ridiculous" to fully explain here and was followed by a somewhat disastrous tour, Sara's breakup with a longtime girlfriend and, finally, fisticuffs in Scotland.

"We went to Europe, it was cold, it was dark," says Tegan Quin, in a phone interview from Vancouver. "Our bus broke down twice, we got into two bus accidents. And then, on week four, Sara just f----ing lost it on me and hauled off and punched me. That was the breaking point."

Tegan Admits There Was a Short Period of Time When She Wanted Tegan and Sara To End

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tegan, LA and Girlfriend

Tegan, LA and Girlfriend

Tegan, LA and Girlfriend

Hey tegan and sara lovers, here's one question for you, so what is this LA thing with Tegan? Tegan seems to spends most of her years in LA (Los Angeles) as opposed to Vancouver. She said in an interview that she liked the weather there better. We also know that Lindsey Byrnes, her girlfriend, lives in LA.

Is it right that you two live in separate cities but both still in Canada?

Yeah. I have a place in L.A. with my girlfriend, so I spend part of my time in Vancouver and part of my time in L.A. And Sara lives in Montreal but spends a lot of time here in Vancouver with us and also has spent a ton of time in New York lately. She was working on a project there and ended up falling in love with Manhattan. We both are very nomadic.

L.A. and New York are the perceived music centres of America. Did you ever feel pressure to be based in either city?

I’m sure for some people there’s tons of pressure to live in a New York or L.A. or even a Toronto, but not for us. If anything, there’s been pressure for us to live overseas. We’ve really tried to make our career work in Europe and the UK, but it’s really hard. We only go there once or twice a year, and the record company doesn’t know us. We’re international property, which means they don’t have the budget or the time to really invest. It’s been very frustrating over the years. So if anything, the pressure has been to prioritise those markets. But my move to L.A. was purely romantic. It’s not necessarily my favourite American city. I prefer San Francisco or even New York. But there is a lot of music there, and a lot of opportunity. It’s a cliché but it’s also reality. Music and ‘the biz’: that’s where it happens. But Sara and I were lucky enough to sign a record deal and get an agent and have a career before we ever had stepped into America once. So we’ve been able to sidestep a lot of that pressure, I think.

source :

http://www.thevine.com.au/music/interviews/tegan-and-sara-_-interview.aspx

Tegan, LA and Girlfriend

Photo of Tegan in a Dress

Photo of Tegan in a Dress

Hey tegan and sara lovers, I've just got this cute photo of tegan in a dress, I think it's an old pic of her, but perhaps many of you haven't seen it, so I thought I'd posted it here.

Photo of Tegan in a Dress

Photo of Tegan in a Dress

So, what do you think? I think tegan is cute, but sara is definitely hot.

Photo of Tegan in a Dress

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tegan and Sara Are Not Releasing a New Album This Year

Tegan and Sara Are Not Releasing a New Album This Year

Tegan and Sara Are Not Releasing a New Album This Year

Tegan and Sara lovers, here are some news updates for you, Tegan and Sara Are Not Releasing a New Album This Year. They will be doing only a few Canadian live dates this year before a well-deserved break.

But that's okay, another news is that the fans can expect a DVD, a collaboration with electrohouse DJ Morgan Page and a live CD in the fall.

The news is from xtra.ca, here's the full article :

Tegan and Sara are not releasing a new album and will be doing only a few Canadian live dates this year before a well-deserved break, but that doesn’t mean indie rock’s favourite twins aren’t making international headlines. A recent online feud between Sara Quinn and Odd Future rapper Tyler the Creator swept through the blogosphere, creating a firestorm of comments and even one ill-conceived mashup. At the centre of the feud is Sara’s condemnation of the music industry’s adulation of the group and Tyler’s lyrics on topics like rape and "faggots."
Tegan and Sara.
(xtra files)

The controversy caught the attention of Kathleen Hanna, Le Tigre’s outspoken frontwoman. Hanna was quoted widely on the internet in a Spinner interview, where she seemingly suggested that if Sara had ignored Tyler, he wouldn’t be getting the extra attention Sara's comments were now affording him. Hardly the solution you would expect from the confrontational songwriter who came screaming into the ’90s with the word incest scrawled across her tits.

“We’d never met or talked to Kathleen before this,” says Tegan. “But the day after those statements were released, she actually got in touch with Sara, and they talked for a couple of hours. Kathleen said, ‘I want you to know that writer took everything I said out of context. I hadn’t read your statement. I had no idea who Tyler the Creator was, and I was speaking from a perspective of "f*ck him, ignore him." Kathleen said, after reading Sara’s statement, that she validated her whole purpose and the entire movement that started in the ’90s. I think like everything, the press pretty much always gets it wrong, and I think it’s because they’re always looking for a story and the story is edited down and it comes out of context.”

Despite the questionable and violent lyrics of groups like Odd Future, their popularity is growing. As the music industry scrambles to stay afloat in an age of downloads, it seems that controversy sells, and the nature of some content is excused or ignored.

“I think the best way for people to understand the Tyler the Creator situation is to go listen to his music and educate yourself,” says Tegan. “Sara is not talking about censorship; she’s talking about the industry being more responsible and not having a double standard. You can’t fine Kobe Bryant $100,000 for saying ‘faggot’ and then say Tyler the Creator has great beats so he can say ‘faggot’ 30 times a day on his Twitter, no big deal. You can’t talk about raping women and then say, ‘I’m a kid, I’m just joking.' As we saw [at the hockey riots] in Vancouver, drunk 20-somethings are not non-threatening, they are not non-violent, they are not an issue to be ignored.”

Tegan and Sara have received tremendous reaction from speaking out about the industry’s double standard, asking how a source can play one band’s music video this week, then have a crew talk shit on them the next. Since the feud began, many large promoters, managers and TV personalities have shown support and solidarity for the duo.

“It’s about responsibility within our industry,” says Tegan. “If we don’t stand up for ourselves and our community, then who are we? What are we? At this point we are too far into change and the removal of these awful statements to say, Just ignore him. A lot of people still don’t understand misogyny and sexism. It’s systematic. We have to deal with it. It’s just like the gay movement. Our straight allies can’t just say they love and support us; they have to be out there marching with us.”

One huge fan of the pair who will always stand and march with them is their mom, Sonia, who is also active in gay rights issues. During their downtime, Tegan, Sara and Sonia have booked talks at gay-straight alliances in local schools.

“My mom started a GSA at her school,” say Tegan proudly. “I love going in and meeting all these kids and being involved in the community. I wish we had a GSA when I was in school.”

In the meantime, fans can expect a DVD, a collaboration with electrohouse DJ Morgan Page and a live CD in the fall.

Tegan and Sara Are Not Releasing a New Album This Year

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sara Needs Your Opinion On Parents Sleeping in Your Bed

Sara Needs Your Opinion On Parents Sleeping in Your Bed

Sara Needs Your Opinion On Parents Sleeping in Your Bed

Hey tegan and sara lovers, here's an old banter from tegan and sara, and it's about "Sara Needs Your Opinion On Parents Sleeping in Your Bed."

And here's what sara says :

Sara: I just wanna say that I would never have sex in my mom's bed so she's never having sex in mine...

Audience member: Liar!!

Sara: Liar? No I really haven't, that's gross. I'm not like that... I mean I'll have sex in my dad's bed, but forget my mom's.

Tegan: Holy shit....



Sara Needs Your Opinion On Parents Sleeping in Your Bed

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Emy Storey and Sarah Fobes of Revel & Riot!

Emy Storey and Sarah Fobes of Revel & Riot!

Emy Storey and Sarah Fobes of Revel & Riot!

Tegan and Sara lovers, it's a little off topic, but I think it's worth to share, it's about Emy Storey, Sara's Ex Partner, and Sarah Fobes' new project called Revel & Riot!

Tegan and Sara for Revel & Riot!

Tegan and Sara for Revel & Riot!

Revel & Riot is a web-based company that promotes LGBT rights, awareness and equality through newmedia, graphics, writing and products. The website showcases a growing assortment of innovative merchandise, with the intent to promote dialogue in society around LGBT issues.

Emy Storey and Sarah Fobes of Revel & Riot!

“ when you wear a clever shirt that addresses a serious topic, people take notice and come forward to engage. Our shirts are about Pride, humor and education, ” Emy Storey and Sara Fobes.

But what sets Revel & Riot apart from other sloganeering is their commitment to provide extensive educational resources on topics such as coming out and transgender health, as well as role model profiles and an impressive searchable database of community organizations.

They also gather relevant news items and uniquely divide these current events into a “revel” category that celebrates accomplishments and political victories; or the “riot” category, which monitors homophobia, transphobia, ignorance and violence in the news.

“When we were thinking of a name for our company we tried to come up with something that really captured the essence of LGBT life today,” explains Storey. “On the one hand we have pride, we celebrate, we love, we create our own communities and often our own families, but then on the other hand there is so much suffering, discrimination, violence and alienation. It can be a life of extreme contrasts for many people.”

Fobes and Storey decided that a more natural way to present both sides would be to play into the contrast, because “somehow the painful stuff is more manageable that way,” says Storey. “The contrast then becomes something we can balance rather than something that breaks us down.”

Revel & Riot is growing steadily, in both content and presence, and will continue to expand their online resources, educational materials and designs. You can purchase their merchandise online, or find them at San Francisco Pride this year, and revel in the fact that a percentage of every shirt sale is donated to LGBT organizations and campaigns.

Credit to Kyra Thomson

Emy Storey and Sarah Fobes of Revel & Riot!

Sara Vs Summer Clothes

Sara Vs Summer Clothes

Sara Vs Summer Clothes

Sara Vs Summer Clothes


Hi there Tegan and Sara lovers, summer has arrived! Anyway, Sara and Tegan are talking about summer, especially the summer clothes, since Sara doesn't like summer clothes. So, Sara asked for Tegan's suggestions about the summer clothes Sara should wear, here you go :

SQ: Hello, Tegan. Is it summer where you are?

TQ: Hello, Sara. Sadly, no. I was experiencing summer during the months of April and May (I even had a tan going for the first time in a decade) but then, alas, I returned to Canada- to spring.

SQ: I just had air conditioning installed at my apartment. I didn’t think I could bear another season of crying and suffering. I also feel upset because I dislike summer clothes. You like wearing t-shirts and jean shorts, so I was wondering if you could share with me the secret to accepting the aesthetic deficits of summer weather clothing.

TQ: Oh, Sara, let me tell you, it took a lot of work to understand, let go and embrace summer clothing. Jean shorts are ONLY cool if they are a dark color and don’t flare at the bottom. If they go below the knee, they are now schpants and no longer shorts, and are a total no-no. Dark, fitted, denim shorts that cut off right above the knee are the way to go. Then a nice loose t-shirt that hangs down below the bum. Think about how Mom dressed in the 80′s and early 90′s with that one. Finally, the most important part of summer wear – shoes. Converse without socks, open combat boots with little socks, toms without laces, fancy dress shoes without socks or flip flops (if you must) with no socks. The key to making tank tops and jean shorts feel normal is jean jackets, necklaces, hats and back packs. Distract from your white chicken legs whenever possible. Also, you have air conditioning? Are you serious? The ice caps are melting somewhere and you’re responsible.

SQ: WOW! A lot of really great advice. Basically, you think it’s a bad idea to match cashmere sweaters with jean schpants?

TQ: I definitely would avoid wearing schpants altogether. If you must wear cashmere in summer, best to match it with fitted jeans.

SQ: I do feel terrible about the air conditioning *(no I don’t) but I wanted to be productive this summer and I feared I would end up just laying on my balcony reading and listening to Patsy Cline if it wasn’t the perfect creative music making temperature in my apartment.

TQ: Oh, I’m just kidding *(not at all) about the air conditioning thing. Enjoy it. Run it all day long and all night long. You deserve it!

SQ: You have been writing a lot of music during these six months off and I know you are upset that I have accomplished almost nothing.

TQ: Not at all. In fact I’m impressed that you have accomplished almost nothing! As you know, we are both work addicts and I think that you’re taking a minute to breath in the air conditioning and enjoy life. There is nothing wrong with that. I just hope you write some songs soon because my money is running out. I need to go back to work, soon.

SQ: Would you feel comfortable sharing with me what it is you are spending your money on?

TQ: Well, every month as I pour over my visa statement I can’t believe how many meals, books and movies I am seeing. It feels like hardly any at all, but as it turns out, it’s a years worth of salary. I also came to New York to visit you and your air conditioning and as it turns out, New York is more expensive than Australia and New Zealand put together. Lastly, I bought a panda. Man they eat a lot!

SQ: I know you haven’t bought a panda. Do you feel excited to be playing shows this summer in Canada? And at the Newport Folk Festival?

TQ: I really do. It’s been a lot of years since we’ve played folk festivals. You may not remember this Sara, but that’s where we got our start. When I think back to the start of our career 12 years ago, it’s the folk festivals and the Trans Canada highway I remember fondly, not the smokey bars and 1 star hotels thankfully. My hope is that this summer we are able to strip things down, get back to our roots and make a whole lotta new fans.

SQ: I always liked the folk festival circuit because it usually ended up being quite diverse (and not just folk music) compared to other festivals.

TQ: Yes, the line-ups are very diverse. It makes for great entertainment all weekend long. These festivals feel like summer camp more than music festivals. It’s like therapy for me – working through my summer camp issues at age 30 still.

SQ: The shows really only take up ten days of our summer lives. Do you want mom and me to enroll you in a summer camp?

TQ: I have considered going back to camp, but as a counselor. Perhaps next year.

SQ: Great idea! Are you excited about anything else upcoming that you would like to share with the people?

TQ: I’m really excited about the new season of True Blood. I am also excited for summer. I am also excited about fall. I am really excited to hear a new song by Sara. I am really excited for new blinds. I am really excited about lunch, which I am having as soon as we finish talking.

SQ: Excellent. Well, I’m also excited about new songs, and summer and lunch. So I won’t ask you anything else. Next week let’s do a video blog though. Have a great day, wear sun block!

TQ: Thank you. Enjoy the hot weather, your air conditioning and doing absolutely nothing. Also, if you’re looking for a hard dick, Tyler The Creator has one. *(I doubt it).



Full article on teganandsara.com

Sara Vs Summer Clothes

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Hi there, tegan and sara lovers, I've got some cool stuffs about Tegan and her girlfriend, Lindsey Byrnes. Here are some photos of Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes :

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

There's also this conversation of Tegan and Lindsey, posted on Lindsey's Myspace profile :

Who I'd like to meet:


Tegan: So Lindsey who WOULD you like to meet?
Lindsey : Anna Wintour...She's the Devil who wears Prada. The real one.


Tegan: Why do you want to meet her?
Lindsey: (long....pause) Um...because I would love to be the photo editor of Vogue.


Tegan: What's Vogue?
Lindsey: Next question. Can we keep going? Ask me more questions.


Tegan: Who's picture would you like to take next?
Lindsey: Um...besides yours?


Tegan: You've already taken my photo that's silly.
Lindsey: Anybody who wants me too. I love it when people want me to take their photo.
Sometimes people walk by and you can tell they want their photo taken. You know?
I like shooting bands who have great light shows. It adds to the photos. If I like the music that really helps. But, honestly do you really want to know why I like shooting live music? Because it helps me connect to whats going on. I can hear the music more. I feel thoroughly entertained. Nothing else is distracting...


Tegan: You're a nerd.

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Tegan and Lindsey Byrnes

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tegan and Sara's New 2011 Merch Odyssey

Tegan and Sara's New 2011 Merch Odyssey

Tegan and Sara's New 2011 Merch Odyssey

Hey there, tegan and sara lovers, tegan and sara has recently announced their new merchs, it's their second launch of 2011: A Merch Odyssey. There will be vinyls, some new colourful shirts, and their first ever tank top!

Tegan and Sara's New 2011 Merch Odyssey

There's also this cute hoodie :

Tegan and Sara's New 2011 Merch Odyssey

Tegan and Sara's New 2011 Merch Odyssey

There are also some So Jealous era posters :

Tegan and Sara's New 2011 Merch Odyssey

You can get all of this tegan and sara new merchs on maplemusic.com

Tegan and Sara's New 2011 Merch Odyssey

Tegan and Sara New Shows with Meet and Greet

Tegan and Sara New Shows with Meet and Greet

Tegan and Sara New Shows with Meet and Greet

Hi there tegan and sara lovers all around the world, I bet you guys will gets so jealous with the Canadian fans, Tegan and Sara will have some new shows with meet and greet. This news is from tegan and sara's official website, teganandsara.com and their tumblr page.

They said that these new shows will be different from the festival type shows, in fact they will be different from any shows that Tegan and Sara have ever done before in Canada. They are planning to do very special, intimate shows, with a new ensemble. There will be an audience Q&A component and every ticket comes with a limited edition silkscreened poster designed by EE Storey!

Here's their official announcement :

" Alberta Bound

Hello Friends!

Now is the time of year when your summer calendar starts filling up with fun events like camping trips, weddings and other assorted adventures. So before you get all booked up, don’t forget about us! In addition to the already announced Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest and Winnipeg Folk Festival, we have three more shows for you to squeeze into your busy summer schedule – but this time in Alberta!

July 6 – Edmonton AB – Myer Horowitz Theatre
July 8 & 9 – Calgary AB – The Grand Theatre

These will be different from the festival type shows, in fact they will be different from any shows we have ever done before in Canada. We are planning to do very special, intimate shows, with a new ensemble. There will be an audience Q&A component and every ticket comes with a limited edition silkscreened poster designed by EE Storey!

That’s not all! For all three shows, we will also be offering 30 VIP tickets! These will allow you access to our soundcheck prior to the show and also a meet and greet where we will sign your posters!

The VIP tickets go on sale here at teganandsara.com/shows on Thurs June 2 from 10am to 10pm (Local time/MST). The standard tickets go on sale the following day, Fri June 3 at 10am.

We love getting to go back to visit our friends in our home province of Alberta, and we can’t wait to see all of you again.

t+s "

So, Canadian fans, you guys are so lucky you live in Canada :)

Tegan and Sara New Shows with Meet and Greet