Don’t Weep!


The Weepies is an interesting name for a band. Many may roll their eyes at the possibility of yet another band sulking through musical chords and notes. When I first saw their name, I thought of that ridiculous children’s show…only to realize they’re called The Weebles. Regardless, don’t judge a band by it’s a name…That’s a lesson you tend to learn early on in the musical world.

After getting past the amusement of their band name, I was really pleased with their sound. The story behind this band is rather interesting and (yes!) romantic. Read it for yourself:

Deb Talan and Steve Tannen began writing together the first night they met and soon formed The Weepies. We were fans of each other. When we met, there was an electric connection that made us both nervous. After the show, when everyone went home, we stayed up all night playing songs for each other, drinking a bottle of wine and trading an acoustic guitar back and forth in a tiny apartment,” says Talan. “That night has lasted four years so far,” adds Tannen.

Maybe like an acoustically driven Mates of State?? They remind me of a lot of different bands, but they don’t resemble any of them enough for “pegging” sake… And that’s a rare/good find. They’re melodies are fantastic! The simplicity of the music that compliments their tremendous vocal ability is very enjoyable to listen to. Maybe I am just in that elegantly crafted acoustic melody driven music type of mood, who knows but I am loving this band. Check out the MP3s and let The Weepies put you in a good mood too.

[MP3] The WeepiesWorld Spins Madly On
[MP3] The WeepiesTake It From Me
[MP3] The WeepiesGotta Have You (Loving this track)

They’re starting to get some major playage on various TV shows and soundtracks, most notably the upcoming Sundance release Friends With Money, starring Jennifer Aniston. Their album just released so buy it or at least check out their site and MySpace for some upcoming tour dates!

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MyExBestFriend March 29, 2006 at 4:40 pm

Yes! Word is finally getting around. The Weepies are excellent. I heard they did an awesome job at SXSW. I covered them when the blog was still new and had been wanting to cover them now that I receive more traffic. Nothing better though than the coverage they’ll get here! They really are that good. I’ll throw a link in my morning post. People need to hear these guys. As usual, great stuff over here!

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supergurg March 29, 2006 at 6:15 pm

beautiful sounds there! yet another brilliant artist you have shared with us – cheers :D

Gurg

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Nick March 30, 2006 at 1:57 am

this group is pretty damn delicious. thanks for the heads up.

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Mårten March 30, 2006 at 11:05 am

Very nice! a great find!

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fly4ocean March 30, 2006 at 1:17 pm

Thanks for this! They sound yummy and are actually coming to Raleigh in April.

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supergurg April 7, 2006 at 9:36 am

i had forgotten about this band – have fallen in love with them again :D

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Thrity something from Dallas April 9, 2006 at 12:49 pm

I listened to these tracks based on your write up. I loved these songs and found myself at their album release show last night (one week after hearing them for the first time). I bought both albums straight out of Deb’s suitcase-o’-CDs (brought out after the show). Thank for posting these songs and thanks even more for a great write up that caught my eye.

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