159. Tegan and Sara - ‘Heartthrob’ + Daiquiri

Tegan and Sara - ‘Heartthrob’ + Daiquiri

Ingredients: 2 ounces light rum, 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar, 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice.

Mixing Instructions: Pour lime juice in shaker, followed by the sugar, then rum.  Fill halfway with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.

Notes: Music critics are a fickle bunch.  Concerned with maintaining the illusion of complete objectivity they often crush artists who refuse to “evolve” from their original sound and then quickly dismiss their efforts when they finally do, accusing them of trying to be something they are not.  With Tegan and Sara’s seventh album, the duo has managed to successfully maneuver through this gauntlet, shedding their lo-fi indie roots and crafting a perfectly addictive pop album that few can brush aside.  Complete with 80’s synth and dance-in-the-living-room drum beats, they successfully draw from a specific time and place in music, but manage to make it their own.  An album that will be an instant hit in almost any setting, throw a party, invite the neighbors and enjoy a sweet and delicious cocktail while toasting to a new direction for Tegan and Sara.

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