Date: October 21, 2009
Author: staff
Headline: Tegan and Sara - Sainthood

Tegan and Sara return with the October 26th 2009 release of their new album Sainthood on Vapor / Sire / Warner Bros. Records. The album follows their acclaimed 2007 album The Con that won praise from publications including The Guardian, NME, Observer Music Monthly and Time Out. The duo will follow the album's release with three UK dates in November.

Tegan and Sara recorded Sainthood at Sound City, Los Angeles and Seattle's Two Sticks. Production was handled by Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla with Howard Redekopp and Dave Sardy (Oasis, The Ting Tings) on mixing duties.

Sainthood addresses secular themes of devotion, delusion and exemplary behaviour in the pursuit of love and relationships. The thirteen track album focuses on themes of obsession with romantic ideals. The title is borrowed from the lyrics of the Leonard Cohen song Came So Far For Beauty - "I practised all my sainthood / I gave to one and all / But the rumours of my virtue / They moved her not at all."

The album first single Hell is available now.

November finds the Canadian twins returning to these shores for their first UK shows in almost two years. They will play:

November 2009

13th - London, Shepherds Bush Empire
14th - Manchester, Academy 2
15th - Edinburgh, Picture House

Tegan and Sara were first signed to Vapor Records in 2000 by Elliot Roberts and Neil Young and Sainthood represents their sixth studio album to date. Over the course of their career, they've toured with Neil Young, The Killers, Ryan Adams, Death Cab For Cutie and Ben Folds and appeared on the David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien shows. Their songs have been covered by artists including The White Stripes, Alkaline Trio and Cancer Bats.