Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Weepies: "Hideaway"

Paste Magazine recently did an article on a folk duo by the name of the Weepies and their happy fusion into a group and a couple. They made it sound rosy, two people (Deb Talan and Steve Tannen-- try keeping that straight) blissfully making music out in Topanga, CA. with an obnoxious sense of amazement as to how they found each other. Naturally I figured there was a high likelihood it was crap.

I'm glad to say, that at least for two songs I've heard, this is not the case. Specifically though, there's "Hideway," the title track off their April release. It's a simple song with a catchy little hook. Sometimes that's all you need. Talan sings lead and sounds like Amy LeVere, but to a lesser degree. The song is a pleasant, self-contained jaunt that accomplishes what it sets out to do and wraps up without any loose ends. The Weepies are definitely worth checking out. Plus, they've got a smiling whale on the cover of the album. That's pretty cool.

Also listen to: "Antartica"

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