10 Things about The Weepies That Are Worth Celebrating at the Hideaway 10th Anniversary Tour
Indie pop-folk duo The Weepies, made up of Deb Talan and Steve Tannen are headed on tour to support the 10th anniversary of Hideaway, the group’s third studio album. With over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube, the band has seen much success with their intoxicating melodies and soft lyrics. Catch them on their current spring tour in a town near you!
The indie-folk duo met in 2001 and were a fan of each other’s solo music before meeting. The night they met, they began writing together.
Though they were unsigned by a label, their first album, Happiness, sold over 10,000 copies.
Their second album, Say I Am You, was recorded in the bedroom of their home in Pasadena in 2005.
In 2014, Deb Talan announced that she was in remission from breast cancer. During her treatment, the band invited musical guests to record with them due to Deb’s inability to travel. #FuckCancer
The band’s music has been used in various soundtracks of TV shows and movies like Pretty Little Liars, Morning Glory, and Sex and the City.
Even more exciting, the singer-songwriters were featured during an episode of Dirty Sexy Money with an on-screen performance as an episode subplot.
Their songs have also been used for advertising campaign, but the most noted use was Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
In February 2006, Say I Am You hit number one on the iTunes Store list of most-downloaded folk albums in eight countries.
Their three sons are traveling on tour with them!
They left their label, Nettwerk, in 2011 and instead began recording their music independently.