Bleachers. CHVRCHES. Paramore's Hayley Williams. Ryan Adams. Cyndi Lauper.
Pretty impressive list, right? Well, they're all coming together to celebrate Tegan & Sara! The sister duo released album "The Con" 10 years ago, and now it's getting the anniversary treatment with a new covers album!
Yes, all those artists above (and more) will be on an album comprised of covers from the original album, which will be released October 20th!
“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,” Tegan shared in a press release. “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.”
I love this! A great album for a great cause! Take a look at the tracklist:
THE CON X: COVERS CD and Vinyl Featuring: CHVRCHES, MUNA, HAYLEY WILLIAMS OF PARAMORE, SHAMIR, RYAN ADAMS, PVRIS, BLEACHERS, SARA BAREILLES, CITY AND COLOUR, RUTH B., TRASHIQUE (GRIMES X HANA), MYKKI BLANCO, SHURA, KELLY LEE OWENS. Bonus Digital Tracks Featuring: CYNDI LAUPER, BLEACHED, VIVEK SHRAYA. Pre-order starts 9.19.17. www.teganandsara.com for more info! Link in bio!