"My best discovery has been Say I am You by US folk band The Weepies. Their songs are intoxicating." - Gotye - November 11, 2012 to The Telegraph - London
"The Weepies couldn't write a bad song if they tried." - NPR
The Weepies pictured backstage with President Obama after performing at his campaign rally at Cornell College in Vernon, IA on October 17, 2012. Their song "Can't Go Back Now" was also used in two Obama campaign ads before the 2008 Presidential election.
The Weepies Return With Be My Thrill
Celebrated California duo The Weepies return with Be My Thrill, the follow up to 2008's critically acclaimed sophomore album Hideaway. Their deepest, most accessible album yet, Be My Thrill is a collection of 14 tracks that crystallize the pair's organic acoustic sound and pop harmonies.
"This is the most fun we've had making a record," says Deb Talan. "We took as much time as we needed at every step, and taking that pressure off made the whole thing a little lighter." "It took a year," adds Steve Tannen. "We wrote something like 70 tunes, and were able to experiment quite a bit before these 14 songs emerged as the record."
With the birth of their son in 2008, The Weepies opted out of touring behind Hideaway to enjoy their new family, but the lack of live shows didn't keep them out of the spotlight. A favorite of TV and film supervisors, their music was everywhere, from Obama viral campaigns to blockbuster movies like Sex And The City to hit TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, Brothers And Sisters and Gossip Girl. Three brand new tracks from Be My Thrill have already been featured on TV shows, Life Unexpected, Grey's Anatomy and Ghost Whisperer, bringing their total number of TV and film placements to well over 100.
The pair's prolific songwriting abilities have also gained the hearts and admiration of high-profile artists, from songwriting collaborations with Mandy Moore and Colbie Caillat, to public praise from Blink 182's Mark Hoppus and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody.
The Weepies have returned to the road, first appearing on the 2010 Lilith Tour this summer, and now with their headline tour this fall.