Ramping up for the September 27 release of Hey, I’m Just Like You, Tegan and Sara shared a new song from the album today. “Don’t Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie)” examines the layers of deceit that cloud even the closest of relationships.
While revisiting their teen years for their first memoir, High School – which will be published on September 24 by MCD X FSG (USA) in hardcover, ebook and audiobook – Tegan and Sara discovered two cassette tapes containing their very first songs, written between the ages of 15 and 17. On Hey, I’m Just Like You, hailed as one of the most anticipated albums of the fall by Pitchfork, USA Today and Billboard, Tegan and Sara return to the songs contained on those 1990s cassettes with a contemporary production.
Speaking about “Don’t Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie),” Sara recalls, “Our mother tells a story about watching the 1980s television show ‘Punky Brewster’ with us when we were four years old. The episode’s morality tale focused on lying, and near the end of the show, she describes one of us climbing onto her back, sobbing into her neck and confessing a lie we’d told her earlier in the day. At 15, we started telling lies again, and we absolved ourselves constantly in the lyrics of our songs.”
Tegan and Sara will kick off a special acoustic, multi-dimensional tour with a sold-out show at Murmrr in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday, September 24. This headline run is sold out. One dollar from every ticket sold on the tour will benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for health, economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.
More information on Tegan and Sara can be found at their official website.
TEGAN AND SARA TOUR DATES
Tue-Sep-24 – Brooklyn, NY – MurMrr Theatre*
Sat-Sep-28 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre*
Mon-Sep-30 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre*
Tue-Oct-01 – San Francisco, CA – Sydney Goldstein Theater*
Thu-Oct-03 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater*
Fri-Oct-04 – Seattle, WA – Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroyal Hall (early and late show)*
Sat-Oct-05 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Wed-Oct-09 – Edmonton, AB – Myer Horowitz Theatre
Thu-Oct-10 – Calgary, AB – Bella Concert Hall (early and late show)
Sat-Oct-12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
Sun-Oct-13 – Saint Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theatre
Tue-Oct-15 – Evanston, IL – Northwestern University – Cahn Auditorium
Wed-Oct-16 – Columbus, OH – Lincoln Theatre
Thu-Oct-17 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Fri-Oct-18 – Toronto, ON – Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
Sat-Oct-19 – Toronto, ON – Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
Tue-Oct-22 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Commons Theatre
Wed-Oct-23 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Fri-Oct-25 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
Sat-Oct-26 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
Sun-Oct-27 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
Tue-Oct-29 – Nashville, TN – CMA Theater
Wed-Oct-30 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Fri-Nov-01 – Austin, TX – State Theatre (early and late show)