The Weepies New Album Be My Thrill Out August 31, 2010

The Weepies--Be My Thrill

Celebrated California duo The Weepies return with Be My Thrill, the follow up to 2008’s critically acclaimed sophomore album Hideaway, on August 31. Their deepest, most accessible album yet, Be My Thrill is a collection of 14 tracks that crystallize the pair’s organic acoustic sound and pop harmonies. Bouncing lead single “I Was Made For Sunny Days” (avilable now on iTunes and other digital service providers) is bound to have listeners humming along instantly.

“This is the most fun we’ve had making a record,” says Deb Talan. “We took as much time as we needed at every step, and taking that pressure off made the whole thing a little lighter.” “It took a year,” adds Steve Tannen. “We wrote something like 70 tunes, and were able to experiment quite a bit before these 14 songs emerged as the record.”

With the birth of their son in 2008, The Weepies opted out of touring behind Hideaway to enjoy their new family, but the lack of live shows didn’t keep them out of the spotlight. A favorite of TV and film supervisors, their music was everywhere, from Obama viral campaigns to blockbuster movies like Sex And The City to hit TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers And Sisters and Gossip Girl. Three brand new tracks from Be My Thrill have already been featured on TV shows Life Unexpected, Grey’s Anatomy and Ghost Whisperer, bringing their total number of TV and film placements to well over 100.

The Weepies--Steve Tannen. Deb Talan

The pair’s prolific songwriting abilities have also gained the hearts and admiration of high-profile artists, from songwriting collaborations with Mandy Moore and Colbie Caillat, to public praise from Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody.

The Weepies are ready to return to the road, first appearing on the 2010 Lilith Tour this summer (July 7 in San Diego and July 10 in Los Angeles), and then launching a headline tour in the fall.

Tour Dates

10/10/2010 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA
10/13/2010 Winston’s, San Diego CA
10/14/2010 Coach House, San Juan Capistrano CA
10/15/2010 Fox Theatre, Visalia CA
10/16/2010 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA
10/17/2010 El Rey Theatre, Chico CA
10/19/2010 John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, Eugene OR
10/20/2010 Aladdin Theater, Portland OR
10/21/2010 City Arts Music Festival – The Crocodile, Seattle WA
10/22/2010 The Bouquet, Boise ID
10/23/2010 The State Room, Salt Lake City UT
10/24/2010 The Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
10/26/2010 The Englert Theater, Iowa City IA
10/27/2010 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN
10/28/2010 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
10/30/2010 SPACE, Evanston IL
11/1/2010 Ladies Literary Club, Grand Rapids MI
11/2/2010 The Ark, Ann Arbor MI
11/3/2010 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
11/5/2010 World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA
11/6/2010 Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry NH
11/7/2010 Royale Nightclub, Boston MA
11/8/2010 FTC Stage One, Fairfield CT
11/10/2010 Hiro Ballroom, New York NY
11/11/2010 The State Theatre, Falls Church VA
11/12/2010 The Attucks Theater, Norfolk VA
11/14/2010 Mountain Stage, Charleston WV
11/15/2010 Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis MD
11/17/2010 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
11/19/2010 Lakewood Theater, Dallas TX
11/20/2010 Momo’s, Austin TX
11/23/2010 The Rhythm Room, Phoenix AZ

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