To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tegan and Sara‘s 2007 album, The Con, Warner Bros. Records is releasing a new album titled, The Con X: Covers, on October 20th. The album will feature 14 of Tegan and Sara’s favourite artists, each with their own interpretation of a song from the original album.
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
15. Cyndi Lauper – Back in Your Head (Bonus Track)
16. Bleached – One Second (Bonus Track)
17. Vivek Shraya – I Take All the Blame (Bonus Track)
18. Tegan and Sara – Miami Still (Bonus Track Demo)
Tegan And Sara will also be celebrating with a Fall Headline Tour, performing The Con from beginning to end. Proceeds from the covers album and a portion of ticket sales will benefit
the Tegan And Sara Foundation – an organization that fights for economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.
You can pre-order the album starting September 19th on Tegan and Sara’s online store, and if you do, you’ll receive four bonus digital tracks. The Con X: Covers even comes in a vinyl edition, available December 22nd.
Tegan says, “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. 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.
“We wanted the proceeds to go to our recently launched Tegan and Sara Foundation, which raises money for self-identified 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.”
The Con X: Tour stops in Toronto on November 6th at Massey Hall and you can purchase your tickets now at teganandsara.com/shows.