Tegan and Sara
Here the lights fall just as hard, a little softer in the stall…
Tegan And Sara
Tegan and Sara would become one of the youngest duet groups of the present with their soft style, appealing to a wide range of audiences. The two would both be born in Calgary Canada and attend the same high school, where they would record their first two EP’s. In their school’s recording studio, the two would make their first demos and begin their music careers that would take them around the world playing for audience of almost every culture and every age. From their first win on the Garage Warz competition, they would use the opportunity to record their first full length studio album, which would be quite a step above their high school recording studio.
Released in 1999, the album called Under Feet Like Ours would contain a few of the songs from one of their first EP’s and would not feature a bassist or a drummer and be an independent release. From that first studio album, the group would gain the attention of Vapor Record’s. They would sign a record contract with the record label and go on to produce their next album called This Business of Art, which would be released in the year 2000. In release of this album, the group would go on their first major set of tours where they would gain a larger audience and begin to play larger venues.
Tegan and Sara would have solidified their name in the music industry and in 2002 release their third studio album but it would not be until their fourth record that they would gain the success that they sought. The album called So Jealous, released in the year of 2004 and would be their largest selling record up to that time. The song Walking with a Ghost would be one of their biggest hits and would be later covered by the group White Stripes. They would again go on an extensive tour and play numerous venues for their millions of fans.
After the tour, Tegan and Sara would go back to the studio and release their next album, The Con, and would be released on multiple record labels as well as have a number of collaborating producers. Their last album would be called Sainthood and would be produced by Chris Walla and Howard Redekopp. The duo was becoming much older by now and their number of new fans have begun to wane. They had played mostly to a younger early teenage audience although the two have since been out of those years. Although they were losing their youth as far as the music industry was concerned, the two would begin collaborating with one another instead of writing songs by themselves.
They started to work together in a fashion that would secure them a spot in the music industry in another category with music for a more mature audience. During the same time, the duo would also work on solo projects as well, which will eventually allow them to go their separate ways if history would make that necessary. Fans of the group can go to their official website where they may find free music downloads or possible songs available for internet screening. They may also find more history on the group and information about new releases.
Did you know that...
- ...the duo was originally called Sara and Tegan but it was considered to hard to pronounce.
- ...the two worked with industry greats such as Weezer.
- ...they have been nominated for four Juno Awards.