The Weepies Premiere “Fancy Things” Video, Launch North American Tour

June 18, 2015 BY Nettwerk

The Weepies have unveiled a playful new video via Paste Magazine for the song “Fancy Things” from latest album Sirens. Directed by Brad Aldous, the split screen video portrays average people living mundane lives versus embracing their inner dance-filled and expressive natures. Watch above or here:

“Fancy Things” might (pleasantly) surprise Weepies fans as it’s a bit of a departure from the band’s signature sound. Of the song’s inspiration, Steve Tannen tells Paste, “Sometimes we try to write in other people’s styles. For this we were trying to write like Cole Porter with his ‘pop wisdom’ sayings: things that sound wise or poetic but might not actually mean anything. ‘You will meet him on a train,’ or ‘You’ve got to take a chance if you want romance.’ We tried to do a Cole Porter song, and we might not have quite gotten there, but even falling short of Cole Porter can get you somewhere.”

No Trouble” is currently featured on NPR’sHeavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing.” Listen To “No Trouble” Here:

Tannen and Deb Talan have launched their North American tour in support of Sirens with their full band of talented musicians, including famed drummer Pete Thomas, Johnny Flaugher on bass, Meg Toohey on electric guitar and Brad Gordon on keys. All dates are below.

The Weepies Tour Dates:
Fri, May 29 Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre
Sat, May 30 Chicago, IL @ Park West
Sun, May 31 Minneapolis, MN @ Fitzgerald Theatre
Tue, June 2 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Wed, June 3 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Thur, June 4 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Fri, June 5 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Sun, June 7 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
Tue, June 9 Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
Wed, June 10 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Thur, June 11 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Fri, June 12 Albuquerque, NM @ BioPark Zoo (Zoo Music Concert Series)
Sat, June 13 Boulder, CO @ TBA
Mon, June 15 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Tue, June 16 Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
Thur, June 18 Nashville, TN @ City Winery
Fri, June 19 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Sat, June 20 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Sun, June 21 Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre
Mon, June 22 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
Tue, June 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thur, June 25 Norwalk, CT @ Norwalk Concert Hall
Fri, June 26 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
Sat, June 27 New York, NY @ Town Hall
Sun, June 28 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Mon, June 29 Traverse City, MI @ City Opera House
Tue, June 30 Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
Wed, July 1 Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre