Canadian indie rock sisters Tegan and Sara have revealed the highly anticipated follow-up to Tegan and Sara’s critically acclaimed 2007 album The Con, Sainthood, will be released on October 27 via Sire Records. Recorded with Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla and Vancouver producer Howard Redekopp (the New Pornographers), the album also features members of Death Cab performing as a backing band.

The new album brings Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) back into the mix working overtime both in the control room and in the studio on bass. Jason McGerr returns on drums as well as So Jealous producer Howard Redekopp and Ted Gowans of Tegan and Sara’s touring band. Recording for Sainthood began in May at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys where Tom Petty, Nirvana, and Fleetwood Mac made magic many moons ago. The band finished laying down tracks at McGerr’s studio outside of Seattle. As if we needed any more of a reason to be excited about this record, Sainthood marks the first time the sisters have ever written music together.

For a little T&S love and something to tide you over until October, check out the video announcement from

Sainthood (not Thainthood) from Tegan and Sara

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