To honor the 10th anniversary of their seminal album ‘The Con’, sisters in alternative Tegan and Sara assembled an all star cast for ‘The Con X: Covers’ to cover the tracks from the 2007 album. You can listen to entire album in the Youtube playlist above with acts like Ryan Adams, Shura, PVRIS, CHVRCHES, Cyndi Lauper, Bleachers and Hayley Williams of Paramore all contributed dancier takes on the album’s original versions.
This special project was put together by T&S for a special cause. “From day one we wanted the proceeds to go to our newly-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. We encouraged each artist to approach the song they were covering in any fashion they saw fit. Their inspiration could come from the original record or The Con Demos, our first home recordings that were released after The Con came out. All the artists agreed to donate their time and energy to the project and their labels all agreed to waive their fees as well.” says a statement on the band’s official website.
A simplistic gem on the record is Ryan Adams’s drum machine and guitar take on ‘Back In Your Head’ is a stand out.
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:
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)
OH YOU THOUGHT IT WAS OVER! Nope, check out Tegan and Sara perfroming in the LOUNGE last year.