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courtesy of An HorseJust because I love them I’ve decided to post the link to a fun new interview Kate Cooper and Damon Cox did with spinner.com.  Along with how their band came up with their name, Kate tells her story of meeting Tegan and Sara which lead to An Horse touring with the Quins.  Their Album, Rearrange Beds is available on itunes now and you should check it out.  Find more info here including their current tour schedule.

-Koop

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img_0048Last weekend while I was visiting Vancouver in the lovely Canada I had the opportunity to catch one of the city’s Cultural events which are leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.  At the Orpheum theater which is gorgeous and huge my BFF and I caught the always intriguing and wonderful Tegan and Sara with Broken Social Scene wrapping up the evenings festivities.  

Playing their last show for their fifth studio album The Con Tegan and Sara Quin played the same set I saw in Los Angeles but in an abbreviated form.  I always enjoy seeing them but do not enjoy it as much when the sisters are trapped into a time frame.  Usually this means they have to rush a bit and do not have time to breathe and allow their normal fun banter to naturally occur.  Though there were some funny moments like when Tegan’s shirt poppped open and all the women in the crowd started screaming take it off.  To which Sara responded I think you bought tickets to the wrong event.  You need to be seeing strippers.  Or when a girl in the audience proposed marriage to Sara and Tegan made fun of her for writing the proposal on wrapping paper and well for the girl being jail bait.  

**** Side Note:  Tegan and Sara are heading into the studio to record their 6th album soon and are expecting a September 2009 release.  Plus they are self publishing 3 photography/short stories/poetry coffee table books with each featuring a different photography (Ryan Russell, Lyndsey Byrnes and another) sometime hopefully this spring.  

Broken Social Scene I had heard some of their music but never had seen them live nor really knew what I was in for but they were great.  My BFF was not into them as much as I was but endured most of the set for me.  Just another reason why she holds the BFF title.  I digress.  The group is made up of a collection of  musicians who also paly in other groups.  Usually there’s around 8 of them on the stage at a time but there are, I believe, 17 revolving members.  Their sound is unique and you cannot help but head bob along with the songs.  The crowd was really into them and overtook the aisle to hop around to certain songs.  I’ve posted one below but have no clue as to the song’s title.  Enjoy!  To find out more on them check here and here.  It’s different but very much worth checking out.  If for nothing else the talent involved, Fiest is a member, and the intrique usage of different instruments to make new sounds.  Love it.

 

-Koop

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macbethshoes1Starting today you can buy either “The Tegan” or “The Sara” at select online stores including the following:

  • North America
  • Journeys
  • Loserkids.com
  • Zappos.com
  • Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa FL
  • Old School Shoes, Santa Cruz CA

    International

  • Netherlands- www.large.nl 
    UK- www.loserkids.uk.com
  • Germany- www.trashmark.com
  • Spain- Nevada
  • Sweden- http://www.junkyard.se
  • Antwerp, Belgium- Harry Beaver
  • Aerschott, Belgium- Giotto
  • Leopldsberg, Belgium- Scorpia Shoes
  • Amsterdam- VeganLife

Check out a video message from Sara Quin and Emy Storey, who designed the new Macbeth kicks here.

-Koop

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vancouver_cityscapeIn just two weeks I am off to visit the wonderful land of Vancouver, B.C Canada.  My BFF is going with me and we’re going to celebrate our 29th birthdays.  Yeah, old ladies on the move!  We’re both beyond excited to be going to Canada.  

Here’s where I need your help.  We are looking for suggestions of places to see, places to eat, shop, go out.  Or any you have to see this type places!  I’m also looking for anything you wouldn’t find in the average tour book!  We are going to the Tegan and Sara and Broken Social Scene concert  there too.  Of course, I’m excited about that.  

Please suggest away!  Thank you!

-Koop

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UPDATE:  Just announced both pairs will be available for purchase on February 15th. 

I had to share this because 1. I love Tegan and Sara (um duh.) 2. Macbeth makes awesome tennis shoesMacbeth Ad including all Vegan ones.  3. The combination of the two was just too much and the video is just fun.  Macbeth just launched a side website for the duos new tennis shoe which allegedly will be available to buy starting in February 2009.  Watch the video here.

The “Sara”

From EE Storey Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Tegan”, worn by Tegan

Photo from www.teganandsaraclothes.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of www.teganandsaraclothes.blogspot.com

-Koop

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TRACK LISTING FOR THE BONNAROO 2008 DVD ANNOUNCED!bonnaroo08_dvd1

We are pleased to announce the confirmed track listing for ‘Live
from Bonnaroo 2008’.  Hand picked from some of last year’s finest moments,
this DVD collection features incredible performances and exclusive
Bonnaroo footage. The audio has been remixed from the Bonnaroo master tapes
in stereo and 5.1 surround.  Live From Bonnaroo 2008 captures the Bonnaroo
experience and the incredible performances that made this an unforgettable
event. 

The DVD will arrive to preorder customers in January.  We apologize for the
delay in sending out the 2008 Commemorative DVD.  We think that you will
love the final product and we appreciate your patience.

Live Bonnaroo 2008 Live from Bonnaroo 2008
Track Listing

1. The Raconteurs – Old Enough
2. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – Let Them Knock
3. Broken Social Scene – Love Is New
4. Gogol Bordello – Think Locally Fuck Globally
5. Chali 2na with Galactic – Lock Shit / Right Now
6. Metallica – Fade to Black
7. Lee Boys – Come On, Help Me Lift Him Up
8. Tegan and Sara – Back In Your Head
9. Against Me! – We Laugh at Danger (And Break All The Rules)
10. The Avett Brothers – Die Die Die
11. Jack Johnson – If I Had Eyes
12. Les Claypool – One Better
13. Mastodon – Colony of Birchmen
14. Two Gallants – Despite What You’ve Been Told
15. My Morning Jacket – I’m Amazed
16. Pearl Jam – Better Man

Didn’t purchase your DVD when you bought your ticket? You have a
second chance now, with a limited number available for pre-order for $16.95
plus shipping and handling.

CLICK HERE to purchase Live from Bonnaroo 2008! 

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It’s that time of the year again when all the music magazines post their favorite albums of 2008 and which artists24765824-24765826-large they are itching to hear their new records in 2009.  Here’s a few magazines that I enjoy lists.  Do you agree with them?  At times, I have to be honest, I did not.  And I felt there were a few albums left off Alternative Press’ 2009 Anticipated Album list. I added a few after their list. 

Under the Radar – Top 50 Alubms 2008

1.   Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

2.   Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

3.   The dodos – Visitor

4.   Portishead – Third

5.   The Duke Spirit – Neptune

6.   She & Him – Volume One

7.   M83 – Satruday=Youth

8.   Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

9.   Flight of the Conchords – Flight of the Conchords

10.  The Dears – Missiles

11.  TV on the Radio – Dear Science23088720-23088723-slarge

12.  Deerhunter – Microcastle

13.  Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue

14.  Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue

15.  Neon Neon – Stainless Style

16.  Okkervil River – The Stand Ins

17.  No Age – Nouns

18.  R.E.M – Accelerate

19.  Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

20.  Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs

21.  Love Is All – A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night

22.  British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music?

23.  Lykke Li – Youth novels

24.  Black Mountain – In the Future

25.  Tindersticks – The Hungry Saw

26.  Jamie Lidell – Jim

27.  Coldplay – Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

28. Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules and Love Affair24766015-24766017-large

29.  Pop Levi – Never Never Love

30.  Frances – All the While

31.  Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree

32.  Fujiya & Miyagi – lightbulbs

33.  Spiritualized – Songs in A&E

34.  My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

35.  Girl Talk – Feed the Animals

36.  The Walkmen – You & Me

37.  Noah and the Whale – Peaceful, the Wolrd Lays Me Down

38.  Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping24766061-24766063-large

39.  Beck – Modern Guilt

40.  Ladytron – Velocifero

41.  Fuck Buttons – Street Horrsing

42.  Dungen – 4

43.  Jim Noir – Jim Noir

44.  Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

45.  The Old Believers – Eight Golden Greats19863820-24765660-large

46.  The Verve – Forth

47.  The Week That Was – same

48.  School of Language – Sea from Shore24765813-24765816-slarge

49.  Hot chip – Made in the Dark

50.  Friday Hyvonen – Silence Is Wild

 

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1.     TV on the Radio – Dear Science

2.     Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

3.     Portishead – Third

4.     Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life

5.     Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

6.     Santogold – Santogold24765778-24765781-slarge

7.     Deerhunter – Microcastle

8.     Hot Chip – Made in the Dark

9.     Coldplay – Viva La Vida

10.    MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

 

List Continues Here.

 

Rolling Stone 2008 Albums of the Year

1 | TV on the Radio: Dear Science

2 | Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs — The Bootleg
      Series Vol. 8

3 | Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III

4 | My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges

5 | John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love
      and Freedom

6 | Santogold: Santogold

7 | Coldplay: Viva la Vida or
       Death and All His Friends

8 | Beck: Modern Guilt

9 | Metallica: Death Magnetic

10 | Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

11 | Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes

12 | Guns n’ Roses: Chinese Democracy

13 | Blitzen Trapper: Furr

14 | Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Cardinology

15 | The Black Keys: Attack & Release

Continues Here.

 

Alternative Press – Anticipated Albums of 2009

Tegan and Sara – September – just announced!

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Green Day

A Day to Remember – February

Against Me! – Fall

All Time Low – Summer

Boys like Girls – Spring

Cartel – Summer

Chiodos – Fall

Circa Survive – Spring

Cobra Starship – February

The Devil Wears Prada – Spring

Envy on the Coast – August

Every Time I die – winter

Gallows – March

Killswitch Engage – Spring

Manchester orchestra – Spring

Mayday Parade – Summer

New Found Glory – March 10

NOFX – April

Panic At the Disco – Spring

Paramore – Summer

Past Lives – Fall

Rival Schools – Early Summer

The Rocket Summer – Summer

Saosin – April

Say Anthing – Summer

Silverstein – April

The Used – February

Taking Back Sunday – Spring

 

Also w/o Dates:

AFI

Ok Go

Deftones

Social Distortion

 

U2

Franz Ferdinand

Bruce Springsteen

Regina Spektor

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Rachael Cantu

Arcade Fire

Imogen Heap

 -Koop

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