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The Weepies are an indie folk-pop band from the early 2000's, comprised of singer-songwriter couple Deb Talan and Steve Tannen. I found them just over a year ago on Spotify, and they haven't left my rotation since.
What sticks out the most to me is how genuine and earnest their music feels. Whether it's a stripped-down two minute acoustic ballad like Somebody Loved, a steady, driving folk song like Hummingbird or something lush and ethereal like Sirens, there's always this sense of calm and trust that accompanies their music.
The pair are married with kids, and I feel like you can hear the love they have for each other in their music. It's unlike anything I've heard before. Songs like Happiness, Simple Life and Somebody Loved from their first album leave me dumbstruck in particular - though songs like Hummingbird, Painting by Chagall and Ever Said Goodbye continue the trend throughout their entire discography.
I'm trying to revamp their TV Tropes page at the moment - they definitely need more love. Their music has been featured in Scrubs, Pretty Little Liars and One Tree Hill, so if you're well-versed in 2000's TV, I'm sure you've heard their music at least once. Arguably their biggest hit, World Spins Madly On, was featured in the Scrubs episode about deja vu - Deb's backing vocals on that song as JD walks down the street at the end are otherworldly.
I feel like you'll like them if you're a Mountain Goats fan. If you're gonna start with any songs, I would recommend Gotta Have You - it was the first song of theirs I ever heard, and it's strange and delightful in how much it changes over its runtime. Songs like Somebody Loved and They're In Love, Where Am I are amazing, but Gotta Have You is the quintessential starting point for The Weepies imo. But then again, I'm incredibly biased.
I adore this band, and I hope you adore them too. There's not enough music in the world that feels so unabashedly, honestly happy.
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