While recording Sainthood, Tegan and Sara spent a week writing songs together in New Orleans.The song "Paperback Head" appeared on the album, making it the first song on any Tegan and Sara album that they wrote together.Tegan and Sara appeared as guests, providing live vocals for Tiësto's remix of "Back in Your Head".Tegan and Sara also collaborated with Tiësto on the song "Feel It in My Bones" from his 2009 album Kaleidoscope and appeared in the music video for this song.Neil Young's manager signed them to Young's Vapor Records label and they released This Business of Art through Vapor in 2000. In 2002, the band released their third album If It Was You.Their fourth album, So Jealous, was released in 2004 and led to wider success.In 2013, Tegan and Sara will open for the band fun., on their Most Nights Summer Tour which starts in Toronto, Ontario on July 6 and ends in Bridgeport, Connecticut on September 28.
Sainthood debuted on the Billboard top 200 albums at number 21 selling, 24,000 copies in its first week.Heartthrob debuted at number 2 on the Canadian chart, digital downloads chart and hit number 1 on the rock and alternative album charts. Tegan lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and also in Los Angeles, California, with her girlfriend, who is a photographer; they have been dating since 2008.Sara lives in Montreal, Quebec, and also in New York City with her girlfriend; they have been dating since 2011 Tegan and Sara began touring after graduating from high school in 1998, travelling by car or Greyhound bus.In 1997, they used their school’s recording studio to record two demo albums: Who's in Your Band? In 1998, they won Calgary's Garage Warz competition, using the studio time they won to record their first professional demo, Yellow tape, which was followed by Orange tape and Red tape.Two songs from Red tape appeared on their first album, Under Feet Like Ours, which they released independently in 1999 under the name "Sara and Tegan".Their 2007 album, The Con, was released by Vapor and Sire because Sanctuary chose to no longer release new music in the United States. Jason Mc Gerr of Death Cab for Cutie, Matt Sharp of The Rentals and previously Weezer, Hunter Burgan of AFI, and Kaki King all appear on the album.