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Tegan and Sara

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1995 – present)

Tegan and Sara are an / duo which formed in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1995. The band consists of identical twin sisters Tegan Quin and Sara Quin (born September 19, 1980). Both sisters play the guitar and keyboards, and write their songs. They tour with a backing band and they’re notorious for their stage banter.

The duo has released seven studio albums so far: Under Feet Like Ours (1999), This Business of Art (2000), If It Was You (2002), So Jealous (2004), The Con (2007), Sainthood (2009), and Heartthrob (2013). They also issued the live album/DVD Get Along in 2011.

Tegan and Sara initially played as Plunk in 1995, and lacked a drummer and bass player. In 1997, they used their school’s recording studio to record two demo albums: Who’s in Your Band? and Play Day.

In 1998, they made an early breakthrough by winning Garage Warz Battle of the Bands, a local music competition in Calgary. Since then, the two have toured with Neil Young, Rufus Wainwright, Kaki King, The Pretenders, Ben Folds, The Killers, Rachael Cantu, Vivek Shraya, Cake, Gogol Bordello, Hot Hot Heat, Ryan Adams, Veda Hille, Little Birdy, Iron On, Little Brazil, Bryan Adams, and Weezer, and they performed a show at Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair.

They are signed to Neil Young’s Vapor Records in Canada, and to Sire in the United States as their previous label, Sanctuary Records, is no longer releasing new music in the United States.

When they were competing in Garage Warz, they were known as “Sara and Tegan” because that is how their mother registered them on the competition forms. Their first album, Under Feet Like Ours, was initially released under the name “Sara and Tegan”.

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  • janaplein

    Big Fan Here

    15 Feb 9:01pm Reply
  • MyHeadOnAPlate

    Odd physical resemblance to Kina Grannis.

    1 Feb 4:30pm Reply
  • maryfc

    Dear spanish speakers! Por si a alguno le apetece escuchar la historia del grupo y repasar su trayectoria, os dejo por aquí un podcast monográfico sobre Tegan and Sara: http://ondaradiomaster.com/2015/01/28/micro-bios-2-tegan-and-sara/

    31 Jan 7:00pm Reply
  • Bayou16

    I used to love them when they were underrated

    27 Jan 11:57pm Reply
  • AndreyN1988

    девчонки супер!!

    12 Jan 6:51pm Reply
  • FosterTheMuse

    sorry guys but Heartthrob is the worst album :C so jealous is the best <3

    6 Jan 10:04pm Reply
  • gravitybound

    "the con had like two good songs" is this real life? [6]

    4 Jan 11:43pm Reply
  • lilchamp227

    Of all the sources, I found their song Closer from watching BoJack Horseman. Watch that series if you haven't yet. It's a solid 4/5 series.

    3 Jan 8:55am Reply
  • -Kv

    Would absolutely love to see them live again [2]

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • CGescape

    They definitely didn't half-ass the So Jealous retrospective So Jealous X. The remixes alone are really well done, making those songs seem new again while still stirring up nostalgia. "I won't be left dancing alone to songs from the past."

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • zackaryhope

    Heartthrob is so solid. [2]

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • marcoant_w

    Soil, Soil Goodbye, Goodbye

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • neurogirl

    Would absolutely love to see them live again.

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ll-ll-ll

    I Know I Know I Know Monday Monday Monday

    1 Dec 2014 Reply
  • dogerwaul

    Hey hey hey.. The Con was pretty damn great, but Heartthrob sits better with me. I love both.

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • amarenan

    <3

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • dravenxx6

    "the con had like two good songs" is this real life? [5] I actually just recently got into that album full on... Holy shit, Burn Your Life Down has changed my life.

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • marcoant_w

    "the con had like two good songs" is this real life? [4]

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • dearlace

    "the con had like two good songs" is this real life? [4] I mean, really? That one is my favorite for crying out loud.

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • GBRLBNTZ

    "the con had like two good songs" is this real life? [3]

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
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