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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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  • AbsAbby

    Lovely canadian songbirds! <3 T&S

    Yesterday 9:56pm Reply
  • GavinAckerman

    trash music

    25 Jul 5:03am Reply
  • msem

    finally got to change my lastfm avatar from my Nov. 2007 photo with them to my May 2014 photo with them <3

    24 Jul 6:27pm Reply
  • lsmul

    24 Jul 4:36pm Reply
  • dravenxx6

    I've been a fan since the beginning. I can put a playlist of old and new songs, and enjoy them all equally. You can't ruin brilliant songwriting by changing the style. Tegan and Sara are geniuses. The fact that they don't stick with the same formula on every album keeps them fresh. I expect them to continue changing it up, and hope they do. [2] The last 2 sentences are the most accurate thing about Tegan and Sara. No 2 albums sound alike (to me, anyway), and that's what makes them perfect.

    21 Jul 9:45am Reply
  • Dusk2099

    and you still are, nothing has changed

    20 Jul 1:05am Reply
  • heldx

    i was a fool ♥

    17 Jul 4:22pm Reply
  • ZelenaBanana

    oo oo oooo ooo ooo ooo oo

    17 Jul 2:14pm Reply
  • ll-ll-ll

    i talked to Sara in a dream last night. She had a nice smile.

    20 Jun 4:50pm Reply
  • MachineOfaDream

    I've been a fan since the beginning. I can put a playlist of old and new songs, and enjoy them all equally. You can't ruin brilliant songwriting by changing the style. Tegan and Sara are geniuses. The fact that they don't stick with the same formula on every album keeps them fresh. I expect them to continue changing it up, and hope they do.

    16 Jun 1:03pm Reply
  • Keolia

    Such niceness~

    13 Jun 1:25am Reply
  • Lupin1112

    they do not have a bad album

    11 Jun 2:24pm Reply
  • Konskyy

    love them!

    2 Jun 3:38pm Reply
  • EuSouNeguinha

    I actually really like their new stuff, we can't expect them to sit with mullets twanging their guitars forever. [3]

    20 May 5:17pm Reply
  • gonzaD456

    The twins + Greg Kurstin = Smash!

    14 May 5:06am Reply
  • Unknowingly

    RIP to those mullets. may they remain forever in the past.

    11 May 3:03am Reply
  • WIM-zeta

    Is everyone excited about Tegan and Saras tour? Pictures and videos from the tour will be linked on our message board as soon as they are available. Come join us for TNS discussion http://w11.zetaboards.com/Girls_of_Rock/forum/4059017/

    2 May 10:24pm Reply
  • SkyDreamer101

    Heartthrob was epic ♥

    1 May 6:31pm Reply
  • rumor

    29 Apr 4:09pm Reply
  • landson

    I Was a Fool

    28 Apr 12:25am Reply
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