Of all of the things I would have imagined Hell to be like, the notion that it would be pedestrian would never have crossed my mind. However, Tegan & Sara have effortlessly (or so I hope) achieved this, with ‘Hell’ the new single from their pending album, Sainthood, to be released on October 27th 2009. They have suddenly become a teenybopping, guitar shredding, lyrically inept, duo. Although, it is possible that this is what they always have been and I am suffering from a very specific attack of amnesia. Regardless, whilst they proclaim themselves “not ready for a big bad step in that direction” (admittedly about something different and more abstract), they seem to be trying to morph into a prepubescent manifestation of The Organ (note the very instrument dangling in the backing). Maybe it is time for one to get ‘over it and over them.’
Preorder the album with all its excessive hype and extremely pretentious paraphernalia here, or do something enjoyable instead.