In a world that romanticizes the unique, Tegan and Sara opted to double-down, selling their art and themselves as a package deal. 1980 to 1996Born on September 19, 1980 in Calgary, to parents who are barely out of their teens themselves, Tegan Rain Quin arrives eight minutes ahead of her twin sister Sara Keirsten Quin.They grow up in the northeast corner, a more racially diverse and lower income part of the city.), the band’s moniker has surpassed being their names and become a well-known entity for quality pop songs.
Tegan and Sara have officially become a band that needs no introduction, playing large enough venues that, if you were lucky to have seen them touring over the past 10 years, you can say you “knew them when.”The 29-year-old twin sisters have branded themselves as one of pop-rock’s greatest songwriting duos, creating poetically poignant lyrics about romantic anxiety, heartbreak that is quite literally “Hell,” and the plight of moving on from something that felt otherwise permanent.
After a decade of writing songs (each on their own — Tegan from her home in Vancouver, Sara in Montreal) and touring to share their live harmony arrangements and amusing stage banter (sisters!
According to a 2011 Q&A on their site, Tegan says their parents separate when they are four and divorce within the following two years.
They see their father on weekends, and maintain a close relationship with both, but there's still some complicated fallout.
What used to be an easy band to contact is now balanced between two publicists (the major label contact and the girls’ long-time PR guru), and so incredibly busy that they have time to do press only if they have a day off in between shows.
Sara was able to talk to me on one such off day, in between several other interviews, two days before Halloween.
Tegan and Sara (Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Kiersten Quin) (born September 19 1980, identical twins) are Canadian singer-songwriters.
They have released eight studio albums, most recently Love You To Death Sara: "Hot Snake." What does it say about society that men are so comfortable drawing their own genitalia all over everything?
She says she and her girlfriend of five years, Stacy Reader, aren’t affectionate by nature, so she knew it was bad when Reader started squeezing her hand and reassuring her using her pet name, Squin.
Tegan’s phone contains several close-up shots of her sister’s putty-clad nostrils.
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