The new album, consisting of new recordings of unreleased songs the duo wrote 20 years ago, is due Sept. 27.
Tegan and Sara have changed quite a bit throughout their 20-plus years in the music industry. Starting as a scrappy, punk duo based out of Alberta, Canada, the pair have gone on to become pioneers and symbols of success in the world of indie pop music. Now, it looks like the Quins are getting back to their roots.
On Tuesday (July 9), Tegan and Sara announced the release date for their ninth studio album, Hey, I'm Just Like You. Due out Sept. 27, the album will be a return to their former punk rock sound, with hints of their newer, pop-focused production. (Meaning: there will be guitars.) The concept for the album came to the sisters when they were writing their upcoming memoir High School (to be released Sept. 24).
“While working on our memoir, we discovered lost cassette tapes that had been unheard for over 20 years,” Tegan Quin said in a statement. “They contained dozens of our first songs, written between the ages of 15 and 17...we immediately recognized the songs as an essential part of our high school story.”