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    Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:27:54

    Tegan and Sara Team Up With Walmart Risers - Watch this footage filmed during SXSW

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    SXSW is in the rearview but you can bring it to the forefront of your mind with the Tegan and Sara Walmart Risers sessions, which was filmed during the music industry festival back in March.

    The sisters sat down for a revealing new interview to discuss their musical evolution as they transitioned into their seventh record, Heartthrob. The concert features special live versions of new singles "Closer" and "I Was a Fool," along with fan-favorite "Back in Your Head!"

    Watch the concert at soundcheck.walmart.com.

    See a clip below:



    And some interview highlights include:

    Updating Their Sound: "If we didn't sort of shock people with a sound change or an aesthetic change with every record, I think that we would potentially lose the audience we already have...but it would also mean that we would potentially not garner a new audience."

    Playing Live: "There's sort of a feedback loop or cycle of energy that happens when you're playing live where you become like Superman. You feel like you're suddenly that big force on stage and it's really hard to feel that way in the studio."

    Their Fans: "I think most of the music from our back catalogue is based on personal experience. I think we definitely do our best to leave it general enough so that the listener can project their own experience onto the song. But the thing that makes people love Tegan & Sara and stick with Tegan & Sara are the stories and the intense emotional integrity behind the songs."

    Lastly, T&S fans can win cool autographed collector's packs through Wednesday, July 3. Visit facebook.com/WMRisers.

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    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.27.13



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