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photography by Pamela Littky (l to r) Tegan and Sara
photography by Pamela Littky (l to r) Tegan and Sara
Rage: It’s almost like, “you can’t see it till it’s finished.” of “Do you hate each other? Or do you fight all the you’ve met someone. You just feel…all the warning
SQ: Yeah sure. I’m a really patient writer. I have no time?” basically. It started to irritate me less and less signs are there but you’re like, “these warning signs
problem working on something over the course of because for so many years I asked myself, “Would we are awesome!”
a few weeks. I’m far less an impatient person when it be in a band if we hated each other or weren’t good at
comes to music than Tegan. Suddenly I was in a room being around each other?” What do we have to prove Rage: Will there ever be a Tegan and Sara “The Grandma
with Tegan and it was so easy to see what my writing to people that this relationship is a really healthy one Tour?”
process was, especially because a lot of times it was so and also an extremely beneficial one to both of us? SQ: God. I’m sure. I always make jokes to Tegan
different than what Tegan was doing. I thought that Now, that we’re at 12 years professionally touring, about it. One day, we’ll be old and gray and kind of
what came out of it was really cool. I certainly would we’ve lasted together longer than most bands last. puffy. We’ll be out like doing the circuit and we’ll have
love to work together in the future. We never actively We do these things when we’re ready and when our arthritis so we won’t be able to play guitar anymore.
said, “Let’s not write together for 12 years!” It was just relationship can withstand the pressure of that. Somebody will have to play it for us. I’m sure you
that way logistically and in terms of technology. could close your eyes and it will be still like we’re 20
Rage: There are two songs on this, “Sentimental Tune” and years old except we’ll be these funny old’ grannies.
Rage: [I joke that the album is named Sainthood because “Arrow” that for me have such a playfulness of attraction. I’m sure.
Sara survived writing with Tegan]. Are these two kinds of the upbeat or first glance at love
SQ: No, no…I really don’t. It’s also really interesting. songs?
I think for so much of our career over so many years, SQ: Yeah, that’s pretty dead-on. Those were totally Rage: Thanks so much Sara. It’s been a great pleasure.
people have asked us some version of the question the first ones. Yeah, those first few months where SQ: Yeah. It’s super nice to talk with you.
MARCH 2010 | RAGE monthly 19
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