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      October 3, 2019

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      3017 SE Milwaukie Ave
      Portland, Oregon 97202

      Tegan and Sara

      This fall Tegan and Sara are releasing HEY, IM JUST LIKE YOU,their ninth studio album, along with their first memoir, HIGH SCHOOL.HIGH SCHOOL chronicles Tegan and Sara Quins teenage years during the height of grunge andrave culture in the 1990s in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Before they were celebrated recordingartists and LGBTQ+ icons, they were twin sisters growing up down the hall from one another,struggling to figure out their identities, their sexuality, and their futures. Bringing together thefashion and music of the late 90s to create a colorful backdrop to their (mis)adventures, Tegan andSara pack HIGH SCHOOL with the discordant, difficult and dizzying experiences that informed thepeople they would become. The memoir is a bravely honest account of the drugs, alcohol, musicand relationships they each explored in their formative years, telling for the first time the originstory of these two extraordinary sisters.While writing HIGH SCHOOL, Tegan and Sara discovered two cassette tapes with dozens of thefirst songs they ever wrote between the ages of 15 and 17 tapes that had been unheard fortwenty years. Defiant and melodramatic, the melodies and lyrics on these rough tapes capturedthe exultation and grief of first loves, first losses, ecstatic kiss-offs, and psychedelic tributes tofriendship. HEY, IM JUST LIKE YOU is made up entirely of new studio recordings of those earlysongs, recasting Tegan and Saras remarkable innate songwriting talents as teenagers, andallowing these previously unreleased songs to benefit from the studio expertise they have gained inthe past two decades as professional musicians.This is a record we never could have made as teenagers,full of songs we never could have written as adults, says Tegan.Adds Sara, With only minor tweaks to lyrics and structure,we tried to remain true to the original essence of each song.Recorded in Vancouver, BC in April and May 2019, HEY, IM JUST LIKE YOU is the first Tegan andSara album produced, performed, engineered, mixed, and mastered by a team of all women. It alsostands as the most collaborative album ever between them in some cases Sara sings songs thatTegan wrote, while on others Tegan gives voice to Saras melodies and lyrics.HIGH SCHOOL and HEY, IM JUST LIKE YOU stand alone, but together they bring depth anddimension to the other, forming a fascinating new chapter in Tegan and Saras singular career a career that has seen them sell well over one million records and perform on some of the worldsbiggest stages, from Coachella to the Academy Awards. They have received three Juno Awards, aGRAMMY nomination, and a Governor Generals Performing Arts Award (Canadas highest nationalhonor in the arts). In 2016 they created the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for health,economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ+ girls and women.

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