On their fifth album THE CON, the 26-year old Canadian twins use an intricately varied sonic backdrop (provided by Death Cab for Cutie producer Chris Walla) to express the chaotic thoughts—mostly having to do with the angst of relationships—shooting around their heads.
Through music and lyrics, they try to communicate the incommunicable; many of the songs express a desire to penetrate the barriers that our brains put up.
We rushed to Sara's window and got a photo with her (which I don't have as of yet) then as the van thing turned the corner we all just bolted down the street, and I saw Sara smiling and waving at me!
Then they decided to stop the van, open the door and Tegan came out to quickly sign a giant art piece thing and we all gave her a hug!
They pretty much put a smile on everyone's face on the night. We waited after.about an hour and a half for them to finally come out of the venue, there were about 50 or so fans waiting, So I didn't think they wanted to stop or were able to stop and sign and take photos and all.
As they started to drive off how ever myself and two girls I met earlier started giving chase to the van and it stopped at the lights.
The two EPs that it replaced were officially retired (after print runs of 20 respectively). But after about four minutes, some quiet guitars layer through the static. Static resumes and then another wave of music bursts through and then, around 11 minutes, distant voices can be heard.
“Silence Teaches You How to Sing” seems like perhaps Ulver has pulled a fast one. As the track nears the end you can hear a distant choir. They are in a similar style to , although there is more music. Neither one of these EPs is really essential, but they are both interesting and really create a mood. She was a friend of his–a kind of teasable friend–until puberty hit and her chest was to die for. Dammit, why did she have to start dating Yunior’s brother Rafa?The story follows their relationship, with Rafa treating her okay, but not great and, of course, he has another woman on the side.But this story differs from some of the other Junot Díaz stories in that although it is about Nilda, there is also a tragedy in Yunior’s family.It’s quite horrible, and yet it is sort of glossed over–it’s an interesting conceit that Nilda’s story is more important that his family’s (especially given how the story ends). But Yunior still sees Nilda around and watches as she makes some really bad choices and her life goes slowly downhill.But Yunior never really leaves her side until the surprising, but very realistic ending.As with every Tegan and Sara show there is always much banter between the two, this time it was about Australian accents singing happy birthday, Weird Al and diarrhea.