Tegan And Sara Premiere New Song “Closer”, New Album Due January 2013

Tegan and Sara 'Closer'

Tegan And Sara have premiered a brand new song called ‘Closer’ at their official web site, TeganAndSara.com. The track is from the Quin sisters’ follow-up album to their 2009 release ‘Sainthood’. The new album is due out January 2013.

“Sara calls ‘Closer’ my ‘let’s get it on’ track,” Tegan explained in an interview with Rolling Stone. “And although I do imagine that this would be an okay song to make out to, all I intended was to write something sweet that reminded the listener of a time before sex, complicated relationships, drama and heart break. In short, I was writing about my youth. A time when we got ‘Closer’ by linking arms and walking down our school hallway or talked all night on the telephone about every thought or experience we’d ever had. It wasn’t necessarily even about hooking up or admitting your feelings back then. In fact THAT rarely happened. It was the anticipation of something MAYBE happening that was truly exciting and satisfying. We were perpetually getting ‘Closer’, yet we rarely got physical with one another, if ever. These relationships existed in a state of sexual and physical ambiguity. Is there anything more romantic than that?”

The duo’s album has working with Greg Kurstin, Mike Elizondo and Justin Meldal-Johnsen. During the new album’s creation, presented an inside look at the recording process with their Carpool Confessional weekly video show. The series was filmed from the back of ’s car and featured several guests and collaborators.

In addition to a handful of headlining shows and a performance at Austin City Limits, Tegan and Sara have some massive tours coming up with the likes of The Black Keys and The Killers. A full list of tour dates is below the cut.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Headlining Dates:
Sept. 23 – Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC
Sept. 24 – Neptune in Seattle, WA
Sept. 25 – Knitting Factory in Boise, ID
Sept. 28 – Cuthbert Amphitheatre in Eugene, OR
Sept. 29 – Harmony By The Bay Festival in Mountain View, CA

with The Black Keys:
Oct. 1 – Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Oct. 2 – Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara , CA
Oct. 4 – Valley View Casino in San Diego, CA
Oct. 5 – Staples Center in Los Angeles , CA
Oct. 6 – Staples Center in Los Angeles , CA
Oct. 8 – Honda Center in Anaheim , CA
Oct. 9 – US Air Arena in Phoenix , AZ
Oct. 10 – Pan American Center in Las Cruces , NM

Oct. 11 – Annette Strauss Square @ AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX

Oct. 12 – Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX
Oct. 14 – Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City, Mexico

UK Dates w/The Killers:
Oct. 26 – Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oct. 27 – Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland
Oct. 31 – The LG Arena @ The NEC in Birmingham
Nov. 1 – The LG Arena @ The NEC in Birmingham
Nov. 3 – Capital FM Arena in Nottingham
Nov. 4 – Newcastle Metro Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle
Nov. 5 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff
Nov. 8 – Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Nov. 9 – Echo Arena in Liverpool, Merseyside
Nov. 13 – Manchester Arena in Manchester
Nov. 14 – Manchester Arena in Manchester
Nov. 16 – O2 Arena in London
Nov. 17 – O2 Arena in London

with The Killers:
Nov. 29 – 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO
Nov. 30 – UCCU Center in Orem, UT
Dec. 3 – Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, BC
Dec. 13 – Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
Dec. 14 – Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Dec. 15 – Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON
Dec. 17 – Agganis Arena in Boston, MA
Dec. 18 – Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA
Dec. 20 – EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
Dec. 21 – UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL

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