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Tegan and Sara
are going all out to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough 2007 record, The Con. The twins have already announced an acoustic tour of the album this fall, and they’ve also assembled a reissue, The Con X: Covers, featuring—you guessed it—covers of each song by other artists.
Last month, CHVRCHES delivered a stripped-down rendition of “Call It Off,” and now Ryan Adams has landed with a powerful version of “Back in Your Head,” turning Tegan and Sara’s piano-led pop ditty into a crunchy hard-rock growler.
Proceeds of The Con X: Covers will go to their recently launched charity, Tegan and Sara Foundation, which supports self-identified females in the LGBTQ community. “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,” the duo explained. “We encouraged each artist to approach the song they were covering in any fashion they saw fit.”
Listen to Adams’s cover “Back in Your Head” here:
The Con X: Covers will be out digitally Oct. 20, with a vinyl release on Dec. 22. Check out the tracklist for the album below, and see the dates for The Con X: Tour here.
The Con X: Covers Tracklist:
01. Ruth B.: “I Was Married”
02. MUNA: “Relief Next to Me”
03. Shura: “The Con”
04. Mykki Blanco: “Knife Going In”
05. PVRIS: “Are You Ten Years Ago”
06. Ryan Adams: “Back in Your Head”
07. City and Colour: “Hop a Plane”
08. Kelly Lee Owens: “Soil, Soil”
09. Bleachers: “Burn Your Life Down”
10. Hayley Williams (of Paramore): “Nineteen”
11. Sara Bareilles: “Floorplan”
12. Shamir: “Like O, Like H”
13. Trashique (GRIMES X HANA): “Dark Come Soon”
14. CHVRCHES: “Call It Off”
15. Cyndi Lauper ”’Back in Your Head” (Digital Bonus Track)
16. Bleached: “Second” (Digital Bonus Track)
17. Vivek Shraya: “I Take All the Blame” (Digital Bonus Track)
18. Tegan and Sara: “Miami Still” (Digital Bonus Track)