Since the secret to their longevity can only be found in their discography, Vulture asked Tegan and Sara to pick the 10 best songs they’ve written.
As an added bonus, they’ve shared some advice for songwriters.
They see their father on weekends, and maintain a close relationship with both, but there's still some complicated fallout.
"I think Sara showed signs of anxiety in more extroverted ways, like asthma and hypochondria, after the divorce," Tegan writes. I'm glad they made us, but living apart was best for us all.
Even if you didn’t hear your first Tegan and Sara earworm until their 2004 breakthrough hit, “Walking With a Ghost,” by now, their canon of pop masterpieces has become even more inescapable.
With their eighth album, Love You to Death, out Friday, boasting at least one viable Song of the Summer contender — not to mention some of the the year’s best songs, full stop — the Quin twins find themselves in rare territory.
It was sort of obvious right from the beginning that it was gonna be everybody’s sad, weepy breakup song.
Released in September, So Jealous is the culmination of all the potential and promise Tegan & Sara have shown in the past, melding their emo tendencies with their blossoming pop sophistication.
They grow up in the northeast corner, a more racially diverse and lower income part of the city.
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’ve graduated from emo heartthrobs to queer influencers to pop songwriting elite without ever losing momentum.
Oh yeah, did we mention that one run-in with some LEGO-ized statue named Oscar?