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.Same-sex marriage increasingly has Americans on its side, with overwhelming support among young people.Although the Quins hail from Canada, where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2005, they both live in the States--meaning they have a stake in, and an opinion on, the two potentially landmark cases currently facing the Supreme Court. Sara is a New York resident, where gay marriage is legal, but Tegan lives in Los Angeles, where for the moment at least, it's not.The pair have released eight studio albums and numerous EPs.Their eighth album, Love You to Death, was released on June 3, 2016.Both she and Sara glow with pride when they recall being on the cover not just once or twice—this issue marks the fourth time they’ve been on the cover.“We’re grateful for the covers, and we’re grateful for support from the queer community in general,” Sara says.
They later changed their name to "Tegan and Sara" because people thought they were a solo act named "Sara Antegan." The new name was more memorable and their first album was later reprinted under the name Tegan and Sara.Tegan and Sara seem to know that most of life happens in our heads.Though we all live in the real world, there’s no way we can ever silence the noise, chatter, and obsessions that provide a constant soundtrack to our everyday life.Our fan base, which has followed us over the years, has changed and evolved, but overall we still have a really strong, central queer fan base.” Like all their albums, tells a story. I think that with us, 10 songs, or 35 minutes, is a good amount of time to tell the next part of our story.” This time around, the story begins with the first single, “Boyfriend,” which, Tegan confesses, is one of Sara’s songs about falling in love with a straight girl.“Each record is a chapter in the story of Tegan and Sara,” Sara says. The chorus echoes the heartache of countless lesbians who have been through the same cycle: is the day they released a pointedly tongue-in-cheek video for “Boyfriend.” They called on some rad queer women to help out: Clea Du Vall, who has been friends with the Quins for about 10 years, directed the video. Designer Rachel Antonoff (sister of musician Jack Antonoff) was the creative director.