Tegan: "Although this record came out at the end of 2003, I didn't hear it until almost the end of 2004. We were touring So Jealous (our fourth record) and Against Me's management at the time gave us copies when we were through their offices in NYC. I became instantly obsessed. Sara and I had gone through a punk, acoustic phase in our late teens and early 20s but it had started to fade as I entered my mid-20s.
As The Eternal Cowboy reignited that flame. This record was a major influence on the songs I wrote for The Con. The intensity of the vocals, the performance and the lyrical content were a constant reminder to pour everything I had into my music. Stand out tracks: 'Cliche Guevara,' 'You Look Like I Need A Drink,' 'Rice and Bread.'"