Canadian indie rock band Tegan and Sara cover Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time.

Thirty-two-year-old identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin collectively make up the band.

After releasing six studio albums, the openly gay twin sisters have become one of Canada's hottest musical exports.

In a video released Thursday by Billboard magazine, the women said Lauper has had an influence on their music.

“My first memory of Cyndi Lauper is from The Goonies movie,” Tegan says in the clip. “We were like lifetime fans and she was always an influence. We started out sort of like a punk band and they said it was sort of like a cross between like Cyndi Lauper and the Mini Pops. And I remember thinking that was like the best compliment we'd ever been given.”

Sara adds that they admire Lauper because she “doesn't sound exactly like other pop stars. I think that she was able to transcend … her voice is more characteristic of punk music. There's something sort of quirky or left-of-center about her delivery.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Heartthrob, the band's seventh studio album, is due next month.