Think back to your first loves-- the first records you loved, that is (this is Pitchfork after all). Maybe you were fortunate enough to have a savvy older sibling turn you on to things. Or maybe you were just born with preternatural good taste, and as such all your old faves remain unimpeachable. But chances are you're more like the rest of us: The older you get, and the more you expand your so-called musical horizons, the more some of those records that initially rocked your socks off start to reveal themselves as a little less than essential.
Last year, Tegan and Sara wandered into a Brisbane record store and struck up a conversation with An Horse singer/guitarist Kate Cooper. This led to an American tour with the Calgary twins and an Australian tour with Death Cab for Cutie. They got a song in a Mercedes-Benz commercial and relocated to America. All that with only an EP released.