Twin sisters and Calgary natives Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin combined their musical passions and naturally harmonic twin vibe when they formed the Tegan and Sara alt-folk-rock duo. Having got their start on piano when they were 8, the two tried on a variety of punk outfits in their teens. Then, in 1998, they captivated Canadian audiences on the Garage Warz music competition and on a handful of Lilith Fair dates.
Two years later, they were making a record for Neil Young's Vapor label. Upon the release of This Business of Art, Tegan and Sara joined Neil Young and the Pretenders on summer tours. They followed that up with If It Was You in 2002 and So Jealous in 2004.
When the White Stripes covered “Walking with a Ghost” from If It Was You in 2005, Tegan and Sara enjoyed an even greater breakthrough, both critically and popularly. A tour with the Killers and a bunch of songs on Grey's Anatomy kept the push-through going.
As their careers progressed, so did their sound. Tegan and Sara circled back to their punk-tinged sound, leaving the acoustic folk stylings by the wayside. The first signs of this were evident on The Con which found Death Cab for Cutie's Christopher Walla in the producer's seat.
Tegan and Sara liked the collaborative results so much that they brought Walla back in 2009 for Sainthood. They also did more collaborating on the side, making contributions to DJ Tiësto's "Feel It in My Bones" and Margaret Cho's "Intervention."
In 2011, Tegan and Sara issued a live DVD/CD package, Get Along, which included three short films in States, India, and For the Most Part.