Cyndi Lauper, Chvrches, Shura & More Cover Songs From Tegan And Sara’s ‘The Con’

Mike Wass | September 13, 2017 4:00 pm
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Tegan And Sara are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their seminal 2007 LP, The Con, by inviting their favorite artists to interpret songs from the album. The Con X: Covers drops on October 20 with a vinyl edition to follow on December 22. Artists include Ruth B (“I Was Married”), Shura (“The Con”), Bleachers (“Burn Your Life Down”), Sara Bareilles (“Floorplan”) and CHVRCHES (“Call It Off”). Meanwhile you can find Cyndi Lauper’s version of “Back In Your Head” as a digital bonus track.

“As the 10th anniversary of The Con approached, Sara and I started to brainstorm meaningful ways to celebrate what was easily one of our most important records,” Tegan states in the press release. “Almost immediately we established that a tour playing all 14 songs in a more intimate and stripped-down arrangement would be memorable for our diehard fans. But we also wanted a companion piece that would live on past the anniversary, hence The Con X: Covers album was born.” She then revealed that net proceeds will go to charity.

“We wanted the proceeds to go to our recently launched Tegan and Sara Foundation, which raises money for self-identified women and girls in the LGBTQ community,” Tegan explained. “With that intention set, we asked 14 artists who were either outspoken allies of the LGTBQ community or LGBTQ themselves to each cover a song from The Con, in any fashion they saw fit. All the artists agreed to donate their time and energy to the project and their labels all agreed to waive their fees as well.” See the full tracklist below and see their tour dates here.

The Con X: Covers tracklist:

  1. Ruth B — I Was Married
  2. MUNA — Relief Next To Me
  3. Shura — The Con
  4. Mykki Blanco — Knife Going In
  5. PVRIS — Are You Ten Years Ago
  6. Ryan Adams — Back In Your Head
  7. City and Colour — Hop A Plane
  8. Kelly Lee Owens — Soil, Soil
  9. Bleachers — Burn Your Life Down
  10. Hayley Williams — Nineteen
  11. Sara Bareilles — Floorplan
  12. Shamir — Like O, Like H
  13. Trashique (GRIMES X HANA) — Dark Come Soon
  14. CHVRCHES — Call It Off

Digital Bonus Tracks

  1. Cyndi Lauper — Back In Your Head
  2. Bleached — One Second
  3. Vivek Shraya — I Take All The Blame
  4. Tegan And Sara — Miami Still

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