The Weepies ABC News Now Interview + Video Premier
The Weepies joined by their son Theo were interviewed by ABC News Now on Thursday, November 6th. The interview is available to view online at ABC News Video site. At the same time, MSN Music played host to the exclusive premier of the new video for "Can't Go Back Now" from their latest CD Hideaway. Please go to MSN Music Video site to view the video.
The Weepies Featured On ABC Hit Series "Dirty Sexy Money"
The Weepies (Deb Talan and Steve Tannen) will play themselves on the Wednesday, October 22 (10:00 pm et/pt) episode of the ABC hit television series "Dirty Sexy Money", performing the song Somebody Loved from their debut album, Happiness. The Weepies appear as the favorite band of character Nola Lyons, played by new cast member Lucy Liu. A second song from The Weepies, "All That I Want", will also be used as a background track during the same episode. This appearance follows nearly 50 major film and TV placements since the release of 2006's Say I Am You and 2008's Hideaway.
The Weepies New CD Debuts at #31 on Billboard Chart, Song Featured on Sex And the City Soundtrack
The Weepies new CD Hideaway (released 4/22/08) debuts this week at #31 on the Billboard Album Chart and #4 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart selling nearly 14,000 albums in its first week of release. In addition, the album peaked this week at #1 on eMusic, #2 on Amazon and #3 on iTunes. One track from the album "All This Beauty" is also featured on the original motion picture soundtrack to the upcoming Sex And the City movie set for release on May 30. The soundtrack also features songs by Fergie, Jennifer Hudson, Al Green and India Arie, among others. The Weepies have no immediate touring plans, but check back in the coming weeks for updates.
The Weepies New CD "Hideaway" In Stores April 22
The Weepies latest album on Nettwerk Records entitled Hideaway will be in stores everywhere on April 22nd, 2008. The album features 14 new tracks all written by Deb Talan and Steve Tannen. An exclusive iTunes pre-order is set to launch on April 8th and will feature a bonus download of an acoustic version of the single "Hideaway". This special version of "Hideaway" will only be available through iTunes for a limited time and will not be available for purchase after April 22nd. The Weepies are currently at home with their baby son Theo and there are no immediate touring plans, but check back in the coming weeks for any updates.
The Weepies Featured In Old Navy & JC Penny Holiday Ad Campaigns
The Weepies are featured in both Old Navy and JC Penny national TV holiday advertising campaigns. "Stars" from their latest CD Say I Am You is the song used in Old Navy's holiday TV ads and "All That I Want" from the album Happiness is the featured song in JC Penny's "The Perfect Gift" commercials. The TV ads are running nationwide now until the end of the year and can be viewed online at:
The Weepies Hit 100k Downloads, Nominated for Shortlist Music Prize
The Weepies Nettwerk Records debut, Say I Am You, recently passed 100,000 single track paid downloads. The CD reached #1 on the iTunes Folk Chart and remains in the Top 10 more than a year after the original release date (March 7, 2006). The band has also been nominated for a peer-selected Shortlist Music Prize which seeks to honor the most adventurous and creative albums of the year. Other nominees include Beck, Regina Spektor, The Raconteurs, Neil Young and Tom Waits.
The Weepies Featured In New Mandy Moore CD and Film (with Mandy and Diane Keaton)
The Weepies favorite "World Spins Madly On" is featured in the new movie Because I Said So starring Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore (Feb 2, 2007 release) and was also chosen for the film's soundtrack CD which will be released in April 2007. The soundtrack is an eclectic mix of pop, classic soul and modern rock featuring songs by Van Morrison, KT Tunstall and Curtis Mayfield, among others.
The Weepies also co-wrote 5 new songs on the forthcoming Mandy Moore CD Wild Hope (May 8 release), as well as playing and singing on the record. This album represents Moore's transition from teenpop artist to adult singer-songwriter. In Moore's own words about the project, "I knew that I wanted to work with Lori McKenna, Rachael Yamagata and The Weepies. This is what the record needed to be, and partly why it took two years to make. It's been a very interesting and rewarding process. My head is still spinning...with all of these artists it was a matter of discovering their music and asking myself, 'Why isn't this the biggest thing since sliced bread? Did the Weepies actually not have a top-10 record? To me, this was all so accessible, so wonderfully creative and beautiful."
The Weepies Release Live EP on iTunes and Feature Song on Maximum Ride Soundtrack
The Weepies have released a six song live EP exclusively for download on iTunes. The session was recorded this summer at the Record Plant in LA between their US and European tours. The track list includes songs from Deb Talan and Steve Tannen's solo records, as well as selections from their most recent studio album Say I Am You. To hear the live sessions, just go to iTunes and browse for The Weepies! Also, The Weepies "Take It From Me" is being featured on the soundtrack for James Patterson's new novel Maximum Ride. The soundtrack features music that captures the feel of the story.
The Weepies songs featured on prime-time TV
Songs from The Weepies were featured on various prime-time TV shows this week. On Monday, May 8 "Comfort" provided the soundtrack for a large montage scene on EVERWOOD on the WB. That same night "Take It From Me" was featured in the season finale of WHAT ABOUT BRIAN on ABC. On Tuesday, May 9 the song "World Spins Madly On" played on SCRUBS on NBC. The Weepies are currently touring the country with their "Say I Am You" tour.
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Thursday, March 16
Rosebud Signs The Weepies
The Rosebud Agency is proud to announce the exclusive worldwide representation of The Weepies. Independent singer/songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen began writing together the first night they met and soon formed the folk/pop duo The Weepies. Their second album, Say I Am You, will be released March 7, 2006, on Nettwerk Records. Confident, lyrical and accessible, the new CD has the taste of a classic pop album with the wistful track, "World Spins Madly On", included in the upcoming Jennifer Aniston film, "Friends with Money". Look for The Weepies on tour throughout the year - see tour dates >>