As we’ve been mentioning over the past few months, we are releasing our first ever set of books, titled ON, IN, AT. Now it’s finally time to share the details about this project that we have been hard at work on for over a year!!! It’s a three-book set that chronicles different time periods over a year in our lives with writing and photographs: the 2008 US national tour, a joint writing session in New Orleans for the new album in the fall of 2008 and the 2009 Australian headlining tour.
The book set will only be available for purchase with the pre-order of Sainthood, and the pre-sale will begin on Sept 28th!
ON includes writing from Dallas Green (of City and Colour and Alexisonfire), Northern State, An Horse and us. Photographer Lindsey Byrnes also captures the behind the scenes activity on the road. The book allows a glimpse of the imagery and moments that you don’t usually get to see. We wanted to show you the perspective that we as a band sees, even from on stage.
IN is an in depth look at our trip to New Orleans in November of 2008 to write music together. It was the first time in 14 years that we have attempted this, so it had to be recorded! Photographer Ryan Russell was there with us to capture every moment of the week long session. The book includes transcripts and interviews with Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie and other friends that we called and bothered while we were in New Orleans.
AT explores our last tour in support of The Con which took place in Australia and gives each of the 5 band members the chance to share their experiences through journals and photos. The book also includes more great photos by Lindsey Byrnes.
Emy Storey was, of course, the creative director on the project and brought her unique vision and flair to this beautiful 3 book set.
We are so proud of these books and have poured our hearts into them. We really think they are something that you will love. Check back often for more info about the worldwide pre-sale which will begin Sept 28th at Maplemusic.com.
We have made a limited amount of the books for the pre sale. Early next year we hopefully will be selling the book set at shows and online. But if you want the books now you must pre-order them with the record! Packaged with Sainthood you really are going to be buying the most comprehensive package ever released by our band.
There will be LOTS more information in the coming weeks about the pre order.
For now enjoy the sneak peek!
Tegan (and Sara)