The lineup for the 2013 edition of Bumbershoot, set for the Seattle Center from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, has been revealed, with Death Cab for Cutie, MGMT, Alt-J, Tegan & Sara and the Breeders as just a few of the main attractions scheduled to take the stage over the Labor Day weekend. The lineup is eclectic, but something else makes this event special, and it involves Death Cab!
Tegan and Sara
"This bus gives the impression that we live a pretty swanky life," Tegan Quin told iHeartRadio in a recent MTV 'Cribs'-style video tour (watch above) of the pretty swanky bus Tegan and Sara cruised to Austin in for SXSW 2013. "We've been touring now for 14 years and this is the only the second time we've had our own bus," she adds. "We put all our band and crew on the other bus and it's pretty awesome."
Parking lots may seem like less-than-ideal places for rock concerts, but when 1,500 bands converge on Austin at once for SXSW, every inch of ground counts. Today (March 13) Tegan and Sara opened their set outside of Austin's Waterloo Records with a performance of 'Back In Your Head,' a tune from their 2007 album 'The Con.'
Beneath all the fizzy synths and sugarcoated hooks in a typical Tegan and Sara song are some serious observations about modern love. On their seventh album, ‘Heartthrob,’ the Canadian twins go through all the ups and downs of love just as you’d expect any levelheaded person to: with self-doubt, some hurt, some anger and a whole mess of insecurity and neuroses.
Tegan and Sara have postponed two shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York City due to illness. The Canadian sister act was to have played tonight (Jan. 28) and tomorrow at the storied Manhattan venue, but they'll instead return for makeup dates on Feb. 19 and 20. Tickets from the original concerts will be honored, and refunds will be available for those who can't make next month's gigs.
Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara sheepishly explains how the highlight of her 2013 so far involves rearranging her walk-in closet. The turn of a new year doesn’t mean much to the 32-year-old Canadian, who has her own way of measuring time.
“Since about 1999, I think of years by what record I put out,” she says from Vancouver following a rare two weeks off before embarking on another extensive tour. “Maybe it’s narcissistic, but that’s how I think of it. So 2013 is the year of 'Heartthrob.'”
'Heartthrob,' the twin sisters’ seventh studio record, hits the streets Jan. 29, and the first single, 'Closer,' has been getting a lot of radio play.