Phil Collins

This Song: Tegan and Sara

We are going a little crazy this week — in a good way.  Only one artist interview for the whole episode but it is a doozy. Best yet? Perhaps.

Elizabeth sat down with Tegan and Sara and got a fantastic insight into twin sister dynamic,  The Smashing Pumpkins‘ Siamese Dream, Phil Collins melodies, teenage bedrooms, finding self-identity, how to be the change and (for all of you songwriters) the secret to writing a hit pop song. These women have a particularly vibrant and articulate way of voicing their perspective and fighting the good fight. Listen in and catch their buzz on this week’s episode and get a lesson in 80’s-90’s music history while you’re at it.

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Watch Tegan and Sara’s new Video for “Dying to Know”

Watch Tegan and Sara’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Listen to Tegan and Sara’s Studio 1 A performance

 

Listen to songs from episode 61 of This Song

 

Green Room: Phil Collins’ Alamo

The biggest collection of Alamo artifacts ever amassed is returning home, thanks to rocker and hard-core Alamo aficionado Phil Collins. The English drummer and award-winning vocalist chats with the Texas Standard about his multi-million dollar gift — and his unlikely obsession.