Interviews

Tegan and Sara Feel Like "Camp Counselors at Our Concerts"

Tegan and Sara are the most unlikely pop stars on the planet.

The twin sisters from Calgary were picked up by Neil Young's record label right out of high school. In the mid-'00s, they found critical success with great oddball singles like "Walking With a Ghost" and "Back in Your Head." Then last year, they blew up on mainstream radio when their seventh album, Heartthrob, debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, making them an overnight-success story 15 years in the making.

Now, about to embark on another tour, Sara Quin spoke with New Times about embracing new audiences, handling society's fascination with twins, and currently being every 8-year-old kid's favorite singer, even if he or she doesn't know it.

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David Rolland is a freelance writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times. His novel, The End of the Century, published by Jitney Books, is available at many fine booksellers.
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