In a city of beige sheds in Burbank, north of Los Angeles, the Sir Reel Studios live up to their name when Tegan and Sara Quin appear fresh out of makeup, the mirror image of each other, even more so than usual.
Fans can usually tell the 35-year-old Canadian identical twins apart: Sara has a heart-shaped face, and Tegan has a little scar from her old labret piercing.
Tegan and Sara was formed by identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin.
Born in 1980 in Calgary, Canada, they started playing music since they were 15 and released their first independently-released album "Under Feet Like Ours" when they were 19.
”But on this stiflingly hot day in late February, they’re styled to eradicate any differences. Each of the record’s 10 songs will have its own clip, ranging from a DIY video with an Instagram-famous dog groomer (piano ballad “100x”) to this big-budget affair.
Though they’re the most prominent contemporary gay female act to scale the charts (their 2013 album, , debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200), the 35-year-old songwriters have still spent most of their career as outsiders. Female artists such as Lady Gaga, Halsey, and Nicki Minaj have bent the spectrum of sexuality in pop culture but limited it to just one facet of their public persona.“A lot of our career, it felt really natural to be open about the fact that I was queer,” says Sara.“I don’t have to think very hard about relating to a song about a straight man.The latest episode of Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow’s “How It Got Better” series features twin female indie rockers Tegan and Sara.The other videos so far have featured Jason Collins, George Takei, Laverne Cox, actress Jane Lynch and fashion designer Tim Gunn.