Well, it's different. That's for sure. They sound a little bit angrier (and they were a bit angry to begin with), but the essence is there. That which makes Tegan and Sara Tegan and Sara is still present on Sainthood.
What's different, though, is the sound. It's rougher, and more digital. They have grown from an acoustic indie-rock duo to a well-formulated alternative group. Hopefully they can keep it up.
Below, listen to "Northshore," the seventh track off of Sainthood. The commanding song, which has clear punk rock roots, is everything we liked about Tegan and Sara: intertwined vocal melodies and clear, well articulated emotions, in this case, in the form of imperatives. Enjoy!