"It has to be perfect for you, Dallas," Sara Quin said, following a chord mistake Thursday night from the stage at The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas.
The unpolished banter from twin sisters Tegan and Sara added to the list of unique qualities that set this Canadian sensation apart.
"It's just one of those things we can't not do," Sara Quin said in a recent interview with the Quick. "The audience is there with us, so I am going to include them and chat them up."
The sisters, who recently released their sixth album, Sainthood, perfectly captured a blend of romantic ideals with high-pitched vocals and rich tones. Their refined version of an unpolished stage show mixed with vibrant lighting provided an unforgettable experience. "Where Does the Good Go," an offering from their album So Jealous, was a definite crowd pleaser. Featuring an edgier sound than other tracks, the jumpy bass lines and guitar set the tone for some impromptu dancing in the crowd. Across the room, girls looked into their friends' eyes and sang from their heart, "Look me in the eye and tell me you don't find me attractive. Look me in the heart and tell me you wont go."
The heavily synthesized track, "Walking With a Ghost," sent a roar among the crowd as the opening notes streamed through the speakers. Subtle guitars and perfectly blended vocals intertwined throughout the song, illustrating the duo's ability to create a pleasant texture.
Adding to the overall vibe of the evening, tour-mates Holly Miranda and Steel Train complimented the main act with two powerful sets.
Undoubtedly gaining Texas fans, Brooklyn-based Miranda featured a unique and flowing sound, which was punctuated by crisp vocals. The band's unimposing stage presence and well-crafted lyrics can't help but draw you in.
Not to be forgotten, opening act Steel Train offered a refreshing sound with boy-next-door charm. With a mixture of Clash-inspired guitar riffs and thoughtful lyrics, coupled with upbeat instrumentation, Steel Train offers a refreshing sound and is highly recommended.