Sorry about the leave of absence, the past week has been pretty hectic with the summer winding down. This week is going to be busy as well, but I will update the site as much as possible. After this week, things should be back to normal.
Today, I have been listening to The Weepies non-stop. They are getting somewhat more known in the Indie scene, I guess partially because of Grey’s Anatomy, so you may or may not know them. I’ve known some of their music for a while, but for some reason I never took the time to fully listen through their two albums.
It’s hard to say exactly who Deb Talan reminds me of… maybe a folkier Frou Frou. I’ve read a few reviews that say she sounds like Joni Mitchell, but I don’t really know Joni Mitchell’s music, so I’ll just go with a folkier Frou Frou, even though I’m sure there are better comparisons. Regardless, I like her voice a lot. The Weepies gentle folk-pop melodies are a great addition to any day… Especially a rainy day, as it has been today in Chicago.
Here’s an interesting Bio from the bands myspace:
“Girl walks into a bar…
Her name is Deb Talan. Sheâ€™s an up and coming singer/songwriter who has garnered tremendous word-of-mouth support and critical praise for her debut CD, Something Burning. Bostonâ€™s legendary music venue Club Passim has become her performing-home, but tonight sheâ€™s there to check out a new songwriter sheâ€™s been obsessing over, a musician from New York City named Steve Tannen. Sheâ€™s been listening to his debut CD, Big SeÃ±orita, non-stop for about a month.
Guy walks into a bar…
His name is Steve Tannen. Heâ€™s at Club Passim in Boston to play a show supporting his debut release, Big SeÃ±orita. Heâ€™s been playing rock and roll in NYC dive bars for a couple of years, but since the release of his solo CD heâ€™s garnered tremendous word-of-mouth support and critical praise. Heâ€™s nervous because Boston is a new town for him, but heâ€™s even more nervous once he looks out at the crowded room and instantly recognizes the pretty young woman down front as singer/songwriter Deb Talan. In a word, heâ€™s intimidated; heâ€™s been obsessing over her debut CD, Something Burning, non-stop for about a month.
Deb Talan and Steve Tannen began writing together the first night they met and soon formed THE WEEPIES. â€œWe 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,â€ says Talan. “That night has lasted four years so far,” adds Tannen.”
It fascinates me how life events can be so random, and yet seem so planned. If Deb Talan never heard Steve Tannen’s album and they weren’t both in just the right place at just the right time, these songs would never exist.
Say I Am You: