They wrote, they composed, they thought, they created - they did it all for each other; they communicated through music.
The only way they could speak to each other with the barriers of society was through the music and the art they created.
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.
So far, Sainthood, Tegan and Sara’s sixth full-length album, has reached number one on Canadian i Tunes and number three on American i Tunes charts in its first week.
The supporting tour is boasting sold out shows internationally, now through early spring.
For 36 years, Tegan and Sara Quin have shared a face and a voice.
They are two wholes but also two halves — a seemingly impossible math riddle to navigate and negotiate as people, sisters, musicians and business partners. It's a long ways from being scrappy, 15-year-old Calgary punks, but after more than 20 years perfecting their songwriting and strategic building, near blow-ups and brilliant risk-taking, Tegan and Sara have crafted the all-too-rare third (but by no means final) act: mainstream pop stardom.They gather 30 peers and discuss censorship, assembling outside the school office. We should understand what we care about, and we should participate and support the people that we do care about." Music also begins to shape the sisters' lives, as Sara tells in 2006."Since I was a kid music has been everything to me.She sees former Calgarian Leslie Feist onstage with her punk band and realizes that "maybe normal people can make music.That people just aren't born Annie Lennox." They call themselves Plunk, and, according to are "high-achieving burnouts" who drink, smoke pot, and drop acid, babysitting each other through their trips. "We started to explore writing together and recording each other," Tegan tells .As out lesbians, Tegan and Sara have allowed themselves to be used as veritable poster girls for attractive, talented and successful gay women who have no qualms about their sexuality, even bringing girlfriends on the road with them and participating in the True Colors Tour and the OUT Magazine 100 in 2008.