Tegan and Sara Bring Their Latest, “Fade Out,” to Female-Led, Female-Helmed Film, The Intervention

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Not only has the awesome sister rock duo Tegan and Sara been having an amazing year with a new album (Love You to Death) and global tour, but they’ve also got their latest single, “Fade Out,” on the soundtrack of a new film: Clea DuVall’s directorial debut, The Intervention. Give it a listen by checking out the video above!

Tegan and Sara are obviously not strangers to film soundtracks. After all, their super-catchy rendition of “Everything is Awesome” with The Lonely Island is one of the best things about The LEGO Movie. What makes this offering special is that these female rockers provide the perfect compliment to this independent, relationship-focused film, which tells the story of a group of friends getting together to give a couple among them a very special kind of intervention. It stars Melanie Lynskey, Clea DuVall, Natasha Lyonne, Cobie Smulders, and Alia Shawkat (and also some dudes. OK, OK: Jason Ritter, David Bernon, Ben Schwartz, and Vincent Piazza).

DuVall, whom you likely know from her roles in such films as But I’m a Cheerleader and Girl, Interrupted and shows like HBO’s Carnivale, is not only making her directorial debut with The Intervention, but she’s also the film’s writer. As she happens to be good friends with the Quinn sisters, and directed some of the peripheral video content for Tegan and Sara’s previous album, Heartthrob, she not only snagged “Fade Out” for the soundtrack, but invited Sara Quinn to score the film.

According to Rolling Stone:

They discussed some of the parameters for the soundtrack – “Clea hates xylophone,” Sara says, and the director wanted “acoustic guitar that would sound like a glass of red wine” – and Sara got to work. “A lot of the first few weeks primarily involved me Googling ‘How do I score a film?’” she says. But eventually she settled into a process that found her sampling her own voice and replacing the melodies with instruments like piano that obscured the sound of her vocals.

I had the chance not only to see an advanced screening of The Intervention (spoiler alert: it’s good!), but I spoke with DuVall about her first foray into directing in an interview we’ll be posting here at TMS later this week! Until then, enjoy the sounds of Tegan and Sara, and revel in the fact that we’ve got an awesome, female-led, female-helmed film to look forward to this week.

The Intervention hits theaters and VOD this Friday, August 26th. 

(via Death and Taxes, featured image via screencap)

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