I used to dress up as a clown to entertain my family when they were sad. I remember having a lot of anxiety at night after my dad left.I felt unsafe alone in the house with my mom and sister. We always say that some of the most damaged people we know came from homes where the parents didn't get divorced!
The duo earned a Grammy nomination in 2013 for their DVD/Live Album "Get Along".
forming a band called Plunk without a drummer or bass player.
On their eighth album, , the duo take the rocky experiences from real-life relationships and send them up the flagpole in the hopes of finally cracking the mainstream.
Though they’re the most prominent contemporary gay female act to scale the charts (their 2013 album, , debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200), the 35-year-old songwriters have still spent most of their career as outsiders. Female artists such as Lady Gaga, Halsey, and Nicki Minaj have bent the spectrum of sexuality in pop culture but limited it to just one facet of their public persona.
They quickly caught the attention of Neil Young's manager who later signed them to his L. The sister duo have since released an album every two or three years with the first one being "The Business of Art" in 2000.
They gained a lot of attention in their home country before invading Stateside and making their global breakthrough as they came out fresh with their third major-label effort "So Jealous".
In 1997, they used their school's recording studio to record two demo albums: Who's in Your Band? In 1998, they won Calgary's "Garage Warz" competition, using the studio time they won to record their first professional demo, Yellow tape, which was followed by Orange tape and Red tape.
In 1999, they released their debut album Under Feet Like Ours independently under the name "Sara and Tegan" with producer Jared Kuemper.
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.
Tegan and Sara Quin have become torchbearers forpost-’00s queerdom in music.