Tegan And Sara...

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by Dan Bozek, Mar 20, 2012.


  1. Dan Bozek

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    Saw your tweet about working with them on a couple of songs. Can’t wait!! Been a fan of them for a while and I can’t wait to hear what you’ve been working on!!

    Too bad Walla isn’t involved this time around. I’ve been a big fan of all of his work in the last couple of years, and something tells me that the result of you two combusting over a tune in a room somewhere would be something that I’d probably like. :^) Ha ha.
  2. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    I'm a Walla fan. I have a lot to live up to. But I'll endeavor to do something unique to our working relationship. We shall see!
  3. Dan Bozek

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    Excellent!! I'm sure it'll go well. I can't wait to hear.
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I love them anyone have a tab for Walking With A Ghost?
  5. T Bassman

    T Bassman tysonmaiko.com Supporting Member

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    Wow so stoked your'e doing some Tracks with them! i lived in Vancouver for a long time and met them on several occasions. Super great and talented peeps! Your involvement will yield some fresh vibes for sure!

    Say hello to my buddy Ted if he's around the sessions yet. He play keys and aux gtr's with them. Another talented cat:)
  6. micahbell

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    Are you producing or playing?
    I've never really been a fan but my fiancé is friends with their old drummer so we went to their last show in my town about a year ago.
    I could see your producing style being good with their electronic sounds-despite not being a fan if probably still check that album out if that was the case
  7. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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  8. NightTripper

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    Wow. I'm a huge fan of Tegan & Sara, I bet it's great to work with them!
  9. elloko

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    I don't know is this a JMJ work, but first single from new record:
  10. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    Not mine, that's a hot Greg Kursten cut.
  11. Dan Bozek

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    Thanks for the clarification. I like the track, and if that is the kind of energy the whole project is going to have, I'm pretty excited!!
  12. Jawbone

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    Anyone see their ACL show. Particularly mundane performance. I can understand the heat, maybe their jet lag, playing in the mid-afternoon or the lack of a dedicated crowd - but they were extremely boring. Unentertaining, appeared uninterested in performing and complained about the heat all the time. Band didn't seem all that together either. Glad the twins work better in a controlled environment like a studio – definitely one of those bands better to be heard than seen. Much, much better because of electronics and a good producer/mastering effect afforded in the studio than live. Glad you had a decent experience with them.
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats JMJ for getting that gig working with them that is really cool
  14. MetroBass

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    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
    Just curious do you produce anyone that pays you or do you use some discretion? (Nothing against T&S)
  15. Dan Bozek

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    Watch the interview in the other post here. J talks about that, and mentions some stuff about working with T&S and how it was a good experience.
  16. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    Is that a diss or is that an earnest question?
  17. Jungy

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    I think he was trying to [diss]associate;) himself from your own personal troll a couple of posts earlier. I could be wrong though. It sounds kind of derogatory.
    In any case, keep up the good work!
  18. elloko

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    Closer Videoclip
    !
  19. rooted

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    Can't wait to hear what you do with them, Mista MJ... I've been a fan of their music from the start. Dig the video ^^^ of "Closer".
  20. Wagz

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    I LOVE their new album.

    It bounces all over the 80s/ early 90s map of musical influences, I hear Prince, Talking Heads, Cyndi Lauper, the Cure. If this is what their grab at more commercial success sounds like, I wish more bands went this route when they hit that particular crossroads. It is a really well-produced album. :bassist:

    They seem like two very centered, intelligent, mature artists who've grown up 'in the biz'.

    I have to know - JMJ which tracks were yours?

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