January 28, 2013
Tegan & Sara get fresh with new CD
By Jason MacNeil, Special to QMI Agency

Tegan and Sara (QMI Agency file photo)

Change - like age - is unavoidable. Sometimes it's even welcomed.

So it should come as no surprise that alt-rockers Tegan and Sara Quin, now in their early 30s, felt the need to branch out after spending nearly half their lives touring and recording professionally.

Most importantly, the Calgary-bred twins needed to make things fresh for their latest album Heartthrob out Tuesday.

"(After) 15 years of making music Sara and I are at a point where we got to feel excitement, we got to feel challenged," Tegan says. "I can't go into a studio and just record a song -- that's not good enough anymore. I want to go into the studio and I want somebody to tackle me to the ground, rip out even more ideas and throw it down."

Wanting a producer who "worked in pop music" and "with female vocalists," Tegan and Sara ended up with three: Greg Kurstin, Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Mike Elizondo.