The Weepies

Deb Talan and Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met and soon formed The Weepies.  On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they have quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, 20 million views on YouTube and over 100 TV/film syncs. Five years since the release of Be My Thrill, The Weepies return with Sirens, an album that runs the emotional spectrum. Just before Christmas 2013, Deb was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.  While she was in treatment, the band continued to write and record from their home studio in Iowa City, where they now live with their three children. In the summer of 2014, Deb beat cancer. Coming back from the edge sharpened the duo’s skills and focus. Sirens shows a band at the height of its powers. With the couple unable to travel while Deb was in treatment, they invited guest musicians to record remotely wherever each musician happened to be, resulting in an unlikely superstar backing band. Players from across the spectrum jumped in, including: Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello), Gerry Leonard (David Bowie), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Oliver Kraus (Sia) and Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam), as well as veteran Weepies compatriots Frank Lenz, Eli Thomson, Jon Flaugher, Meg Toohey, and Whynot Jansveld, plus a horn section from New Orleans.