Tegan and Sara VideosTegan and Sara are an indie pop/indie rock 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". While both twins are similarly involved in vocals and playing instruments, the singing of the lead melody usually goes to whichever twin wrote the particular song. The two hardly sang together in the recordings of their early records, but they started to more on their later records and when live.
On their 2004 album, So Jealous, the two lend their unusual voices and simple guitar riffs to power pop ballads about love and emotional, haunting songs such as "Walking With a Ghost".
The fifth album, The Con, released July 24, 2007, showed a shift in style towards darker tunes compared to the relatively upbeat indie pop of So Jealous. The singles "Back in Your Head", "The Con" and "Call It Off" were issued to support the album. The twins toured the album for over a year and a half.
Their sixth studio album, entitled Sainthood, was released on October 27th, 2009, to generally positive reviews. The album included the singles "Hell", "Alligator", "On Directing" and "Northshore".
Tegan and Sara also collaborated with many other artists, including Tiësto for the single "Feel It in My Bones" (from the album Kaleidoscope, 2009), and Morgan Page for the single "Body Work" (from the album In the Air, 2012).
"Closer", the first single from their seventh album was produced by Californian pop producer Greg Kurstin. The song was made available for download September 25, 2012. On 29 January 2013, Tegan and Sara released their seventh studio album, Heartthrob.
The current live touring band members include Ted Gowans (guitar; 2004-present), Jasper Leak (bass; 2012-present), John Spence (keyboards; 2012-present), and Adam Christgau (drums; 2013-present). Former live touring band members include Johnny Andrews (drums; 2006-2010), Shaun Huberts (bass; 2007-2010), Dan Kelly (bass; 2007), Chris Carlson (bass; 2001-2005), Rob Chursinoff (drums; 2001-2005) and Jason McGerr (drums; 2012).
Official site: http://www.teganandsara.com
indie, female vocalists, Canadian, indie pop, alternative.
Walking With a Ghost, Back in Your Head, Where Does the Good Go, The Con, I Know I Know I Know, You Wouldn't Like Me, Closer, Nineteen, Take Me Anywhere, So Jealous, Call It Off, I Won't Be Left, Speak Slow, Downtown, Fix You Up, Relief Next To Me, I Was Married, I Bet It Stung, Knife Going In, Soil, Soil.
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An Horse, Uh Huh Her, Now, Now, Rilo Kiley, Sick of Sarah, Metric, Stars, Eisley, Jenny Owen Youngs, Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Sounds, Allison Weiss, HAIM, The New Pornographers, Tilly and the Wall, Regina Spektor, Mates of State, Ra Ra Riot, Jenny Lewis, Dragonette, Carly Rae Jepsen.
- An Horse
- Uh Huh Her
- Now, Now
- Rilo Kiley
- Sick of Sarah
- Jenny Owen Youngs
- St. Vincent
- Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- The Sounds
- Allison Weiss
- The New Pornographers
- Tilly and the Wall
- Regina Spektor
- Mates of State
- Ra Ra Riot
- Jenny Lewis
- Carly Rae Jepsen
So Jealous, The Con, If It Was You, Heartthrob, This Business of Art, Sainthood, Under Feet Like Ours, I'll Take The Blame EP, Back in Your Head, Closer, Get Along, Love You To Death, The Lego® Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, The Con Demos, Alligator, So Jealous (Japan), "It's Not Fun. Don't Do It!", Speak Slow, Grey's Anatomy, Boyfriend, Monday Monday Monday, Heartthrob (Deluxe Version), Red Demo, (null).