If you haven't heard of Tegan and Sara then you need to stop what you're doing, open up a new tab in your browser and get ready to start your personal sad dance party. These twin songwriting dynamos pretty much run the indie music industry at this point.
Genres (Music): Indie pop, Synthpop, Indie, New Wave, Rock music, + more
Albums: So Jealous, This Business of Art, The Con, If It Was You, Sainthood, + more
Labels: Vapor Records, Sanctuary Records Group, Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records
Career Began: Calgary, Canada
#29 on The Best Musical Duos
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Wendy & Lisa
It's a shame that Wendy & Lisa aren't synonymous with songwriting duos like John and George, and Jagger and Richards. These two ladies co-wrote some of the best songs of the '80s with Prince, before going on to write for artists like Gwen Stefani, Madonna, and OK Go.
Combining traditional influences like The Carter Family, with modern folk/indie artists like Fleet Foxes and Conor Oberst, these Swedish sisters create a gloomy musical atmosphere that begs you to let it envelop you.
Genres (Music): Indie pop, Americana, Folk music, Psychedelic pop, Indie folk, + more
Albums: Drunken Trees, The Big Black and the Blue, You're Not Coming Home, The Lion's Roar, Stay Gold, + more
Labels: Rabid Records
Career Began: Rockville, Connecticut, United States of America
#50 on The Best Musical Duossee more on First Aid Kit
You can't talk about musical duos, male or female, without bringing up the Indigo Girls. Their story is one of those classic rock 'n' roll origin tales. After meeting in elementary school, Amy Ray and Emily Sailers began writing songs together and haven't stopped for over 30 years.
Genres (Music): Folk rock
Albums: Rites of Passage, Indigo Girls, Nomads - Indians - Saints, Despite Our Differences, Come On Now Social, + more
Labels: Hollywood Records, Epic Records, Vanguard Records, Columbia
Career Began: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
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