Tegan and Sara (Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Kiersten Quin) (born September 19 1980, identical twins) are Canadian singer-songwriters. They have released eight studio albums, most recently Love You To Death Sara: "Hot Snake." What does it say about society that men are so comfortable drawing their own genitalia all over everything? 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.Their friends compare anxious Sara to a cat, and breezy Tegan to a dog.In a cab two days prior, Sara and I sat in the back talking about her relationships, while upfront Tegan thrashed to the driver’s alt-‘90s playlist, routinely turning to ask if we were even listening: “Guys, Hole! They both have slicked-back hair, whited-out lips, and bleached eyebrows to shoot footage for “Boyfriend,” the lead single from their forthcoming eighth album, Love You to Death, that will be part of their live show.She says she and her girlfriend of five years, Stacy Reader, aren’t affectionate by nature, so she knew it was bad when Reader started squeezing her hand and reassuring her using her pet name, Squin.Tegan’s phone contains several close-up shots of her sister’s putty-clad nostrils.
Tegan: Oh, so because they're not expensive, their life is worth nothing? It's a perk of sharing a face that only one twin had to do it.“Boyfriend” is one of Sara's songs, and it sounds like a right-to-reply from the silent partners of “I Kissed a Girl” or Demi Lovato's “Cool for the Summer.” “I let you take advantage 'cause it felt so good / I blame myself for thinking we both understood,” Sara sings seductively, before bursting into an anxious, sing-songy ultimatum: “You call me up like you would your best friend / You turn me on, like you would your boyfriend / But I don't wanna be your secret anymore.”She didn’t intend it as a kiss-off."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."I was very extroverted with my anxiety as well but it came as a need to please everyone. I believe divorce is normal and just part of what happens when two people fall out of love. That being said, when you're 4 it feels very personal and very life-shattering.