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Tegan and Sara assemble star-stuffed lineup for The Con covers record

13 September 2017, 15:10 | Written by Laurence Day

Tegan and Sara have roped in some big name pals for a cover record celebrating 10 years of their legendary The Con LP.

Shura, Bleachers, MUNA, Shamir, Trashique (Grimes and Hana), CHVRCHES, Paramore's Hayley Williams, Kelly Lee Owens, Mykki Blanco, Ryan Adams, Cyndi freaking Lauper, and more are involved in the 18-track record, dubbed The Con X: Covers. It's out 20 October (22 December on vinyl), with all proceeds being donated to The Tegan and Sara Foundation.

"From day one we wanted the proceeds to go to our newly-launched foundation," the duo say in a statement. "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."

Tegan and Sara's latest record Love You To Death was released last year.


  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
  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)
Read Pop Will Set Us Free, our Longread feature by Shura about the queerness and freeing power of pop.
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