But if you Google "Tegan and Sara,' you get gay." Characterization, duality and tangled matters of the heart are thematic elements of Tegan and Sara's repertoire1999's for any specific reasons, it was just a whole bunch of themes, feelings and ideas that I've been having and talking about.But the act of conning somebody, or conning yourself, that whole thing was a catchphrase I was using.At 35, Tegan and Sara Quin are only just experiencing their first moment of spooky twin connectivity. They’ll be more tolerant of a discussion on the subject with me today, however, as I have twin daughters myself (who are big fans, incidentally, and have drawn a picture for them).The day before we meet, Tegan started complaining that her right ring finger was hurting. They sit helpfully left-to-right in the order their names are written on their album sleeves, though it’s not so hard to tell the difference in the flesh. “So many questions feel like they infantilise us: ‘Do you live together? ’ No, we f**king do not,” says Sara, the younger by eight minutes. But after so long in the public eye, they’re understandably frustrated with being asked the same things about life as identical twins.I think these songs on the record are under the umbrella of what a con represents." The 14-track anthology was recorded in sequence by Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla, in his home studio in Portland, Oregon, and is presented in novella chapters.Chapter I opens with "I Was Married," a track penned by Sara Kiersten Quin on the day she and her American partner Emy Storey declared their common-law relationship.
Besides a booming merch line, designed largely by Sara’s ex-girlfriend Emy Storey, Tegan and Sara have released a DVD, It’s Not Fun, Don’t Do It, and are preparing for the publication of three books: On, In, At.What used to be an easy band to contact is now balanced between two publicists (the major label contact and the girls’ long-time PR guru), and so incredibly busy that they have time to do press only if they have a day off in between shows.Sara was able to talk to me on one such off day, in between several other interviews, two days before Halloween.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.