Composed of identical twin sisters, Tegan and Sara were originally named Plunk before changing to Sara and Tegan and then again to Tegan and Sara because it was easier to pronounce and they wanted to separate themselves from all the other "Sara" musicians in the world.
Tegan and Sara recorded their first demo album in 1997 in their high school's recording studio. In 1998 they won the Calgary's Garage Warz competition. They caught the attention of Neil Young's manager, Elliot Roberts who signed the duo to Vapor Records. Since then they have released six studio albums.
According to their website, Tegan and Sara began recording their 7th studio album in February of this year.
What makes Tegan and Sara's music so interesting is that their songs all sound different. The only thing that distinguishes a Tegan and Sara song is their voices. Musically they offer a range of sounds.
Although their lyrics aren't overly political, there's something thought-provoking about their music.
It's hard to pinpoint one specific song you should sample to get a feel for their music. We'd recommend a variety of songs from The Con, So Jealous, and Under Feet Like Ours. If you're feeling adventurous and want to jump in feet first try The Complete Recollection (1999-2010).