In 2006, The Weepies big label debut Say I Am You came out on Nettwerk Records. After an initial hard-scrabble tour in their compact car as a duo, Deb Talan & Steve Tannen’s music appeared in more than a dozen TV shows, as well as several major motion pictures. Their iTunes sales topped the folk charts in eight countries. Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol nominated them for a Short List Music Prize, and Mandy Moore asked them to write with her and sing on her album. They were invited to open for the Indigo Girls and invited onto the Hotel Café Tour; they played the Oxegen Festival in Ireland, the Hurricane Festival in Germany, and T in the Park in Scotland. Their MySpace player hit 2 million plays. JCPenney and Old Navy used their tunes as the theme songs for their major holiday TV campaigns. When The Weepies returned home in 2007, they were exhausted. Hide Away is the result of their year-long struggle to get tapped in again. Another homemade gem, Hide Away is a darker companion to their last album, with 14 new tunes ranging from the upbeat title track to the jangly rock of “Not Dead Yet” to gorgeously arranged meditations like “How You Survived the War” and “Little Bird.” As with most of The Weepies’ music, there is a happy ending to all the struggle: Deb and Steve were married in 2007, and they had a baby boy, Theo, in October. The Weepies sound on Hide Away remains rooted in their unique writing and unusual harmonies. Their distinctive production is once again filled out by bass player and guitarist Whynot Jansveld, guitarist Meghan Toohey and drummer Frank Lenz. Additional musicians on this album include string player Oliver Kraus, keyboardist John Deley, guitarist Steve Walsh, and horn player/keyboardist Brad Gordon. I highly recommend checking out the track "Somebody Loved" from the album Happiness! Hide Away is out NOW. Check out more from The Weepies by visiting their Official MySpace -