Tegan and Sara told SPIN last year that for their upcoming seventh album, Heartthrob (out January 29 through Sire), the twin-sister duo wanted to completely overhaul their sound. “We’ve made everything different,” Tegan Quin said. “The sound, the process, and the people we’re working with are all different. If we could change our band name we would. We’ve been making music for a while now. It was time to shake things up.”
Since then, the Canadian pair has shared the synth-poppy “Closer,” the piano-driven ballad “I Was a Fool,” and even had a heart-to-heart with SPIN. Now, the Quin sisters have made the entire 10-track LP (one of SPIN’s 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2013) available for streaming.
“[Heartthrob] is a brave album,” fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, a friend of Tegan and Sara, told SPIN for our current cover story, “No Fear of Heights: Tegan and Sara Aim for the Top.” Antonoff added, “There is great pressure for artists to draw big lines between what is pop and what is alternative or indie and Heartthrob blurs those lines. The last thing the world needs is another play-it-safe indie album.”
Hear the entire album over at Rolling Stone. And if that’s not enough Tegan and Sara for you, check out our recent photo gallery, “Double Exposure: Outtakes From Tegan and Sara’s SPIN Cover Shoot.”