I'm a huge fan of Tegan and Sara. I don't know what it is about their music, but I've enjoyed every album quite a bit, with only their most recent one disappointing me at all. Even then, Sainthood was still pretty damn awesome.
So I naturally get a bit excited whenever they announce a new album, and while I knew they would be touring with The Killers this fall, I didn't know that it was in advance of a new album this January.
I've got to thank Allison Weiss for tweeting about this today. I'm sure I'd have stumbled on it eventually, but listening to this new track certainly brightened up the day quite a bit.
Closer, off of T&S's as of yet untitled new album, brims with the kind of lyrics I adore them for, namely this chunk of the chorus:
"I won't treat you like you're ever so typical"
This would be enough for me, I think, because that line hooked itself into the depths of my brain on the first listen, and I've known exactly when it's coming every time since then. But that's not all there is. I'm used to guitars, acoustic or electric, maybe some keys in their songs. The older stuff tended to be a lot harder and a lot angrier (which came back with Sainthood, a bit).
I'm listening to Closer right now, and I'm finding it really difficult to stay seated. They've traded traditional instruments for synths, for the most part, and this makes me want to just get up and dance.
This is a weird phenomenon, one that I wish I'd encountered before I turned 27, because maybe I'd have developed some dance skills by now if I had. Whatever, Tegan and Sara's new song makes me want to hit the dance floor and look like I'm having a seizure, and I can't fucking wait for this new album to drop.
Listen to it here, over at Rolling Stone.