Watch Tegan and Sara discuss their music supervisor role on MTV’s “Awkward.”
Synth-pop players Tegan and Sara are unofficial experts on angst-ridden, #sadz songs (just listen to “Nineteen,” “I Was A Fool,” and “Walking With A Ghost”). True, their Heartthrob material has taken a cheerier turn since previous albums like So Jealous and The Con, but as they say, the song remains the same — the poppier the sisters get, the gloomier their lyrics go. So it seems fateful that Tegan and Sara should be picked to guest music supervise an episode of MTV’s “Awkward,” a show that’s about, well, feeling awkward in high school.
Watch Tegan and Sara discuss their “Awkward” guest music supervisor role after the jump.
Name-dropping bands like OK Sweetheart and The Courtneys, Sara described her and Tegan’s role on “Awkward”: “The thing that’s been really interesting about having your music placed is that you have really very little say in, like, where or how it’s used. So this is a really cool opportunity to see what it’s like to be on the other side of it.” Said Tegan, “I took it very seriously. I set up a little home office in the kitchen. Every time my girlfriend walked by, I was like, ’Please. I’m supervising right now. I’m very busy.”
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