Pride Playlist: Tegan and Sara’s Tegan Quin


June means many things to many people — the end of school, the beginning of spring, Father’s Day. Here at Flavorpill, we’re also celebrating LGBT Pride Month. It’s an intense moment for queer rights, from the frustratingly slow progress our federal government has made on repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to the two-steps-forward-three-steps-back fight for same-sex marriage. And tough times call for great music. That’s why we’ve asked several of our favorite LGBT musicians to put together non-traditional pride playlists to soundtrack this year’s festivities. You know, so we don’t have to endure hour after hour of “I’m Coming Out.”

Our fourth playlist comes from Tegan and Sara’s Tegan Quin, whose song “The Con” got a nice shout out from Margaret Cho on her recent mixtape. The indie-pop siren, whose most recent album is last year’s epic ode to high romance Sainthood, has selected a slew of high-energy tracks that showcase her diverse tastes, which run the gamut from Uffie to New Order to The Knife. But they’re all guaranteed to heat up the dance floor. Bring these jams out, mix some drinks, and let Tegan DJ your pride party.

1. “I’m Not Your Toy” — La Roux 2. “Girls Night Out” — The Knife 3. “We Rule the World” — Dragonette 4. “Dominos” — The Big Pink 5. “Dancing on My Own” — Robyn 6. “Shot You Down” — Audio Bullys 7. “Colours — Calvin Harris 8. “Athene” — Hercules and Love Affair 9. “A Horse Is Not a Home” — Miike Snow 10. “True Faith 94” — New Order 11. “The Girl and the Robot” — Royksopp 12. “Pop the Glock” — Uffie 13. “Dude You Feel Electrical” — Shout Out Out Out Out 14. “Head Over Heels” — Tears for Fears 15. “Undisclosed Desires” — Muse 16. “Push Up on Me” — Rihanna 17. “Heads Will Roll” — Yeah Yeah Yeahs