Writing blindingly sincere songs about insecurity and desire since 1995, Tegan and Sara Quin have transcended the limitations of twee heartbreak and grown into songwriters of impressive depth, clarity and style. The twin sisters were born in Alberta, Canada, and began writing songs together at the age of fifteen, recording demos in their high school's recording studio. Following tours opening for Neil Young and the Pretenders, Tegan and Sara released a series of increasingly poignant and infectious albums, including 2004's So Jealous and 2009's Sainthood. Open about their sexuality, the Quin sisters have come to represent a new generation of LGBT musicians, artists whose naked humanity and love of indie rock eclipse the world of disco glitter and sweaty beats that once defined gay pop music. After whetting fans' appetites this fall with the single "Closer," the siblings are set to release their seventh studio album, Heartthrob, after the first of the year.