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The Weepies

"Say I Am You" CD

Nettwerk Records

Genres: folk-pop, pop

June 2006

The Weepies are the type of folk-pop band that gets played on shows like Everwood (true) and joins Nettwerk, home to bands like The Perishers and Ivy. So yeah, it's inoffensive and a bit bland - but it's also tight and well-produced, ideal for fans of polished and pleasant pop music. Knock music like this if you will, but album single "Take It From Me" is catchy from the first listen with its blissful vocal melody and Ivy-like instrumentation. Other songs slow things down much more, like the Sarah McLachlan-esque "Gotta Have You" and "Stars," which sounds like it would be served to you alongside a mochacino at Starbucks or something. The vocals are traded off between band members Deb Talan and Steve Tannen, lending a valuable variety to the record that does not go unnoticed. Some of the best songs combine the two voices, like the mysterious, Hooverphonic-styled "Love Doesn't Last Too Long." Overall Say I Am You can become a bit homogeneous and a tad tiresome, but it is relaxing and pleasant enough to be worth you're time if you don't mind something easy to chill out to.



Fun Fact: The Weepies' songs have been featured on TV shows Everwood, Scrubs, and What About Brian.

Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 13 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2006]