The Weepies

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The Weepies

Post by Mostess » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:36 pm

The Weepies.

Massachusetts-based folk/pop duo. Boy/girl/guitar. She's like a less cynical Shawn Colvin and he's like a less wooden Captain to her Tennille. They write songs by the book and nail it each time. I'm running through their 2010 "By My Thrill" album right now. It gets a bit tiresome towards the end because they front-loaded all the heavy stuff. But the opening track "When I'm Gone" is easily a master class in songwriting: simple lyrics that say a lot, ambiguity vs. specificity in imagery, sprinkling in secondary dominants to keep the progression interesting and pull the bridge away from the home key just a touch. Just enough to make it sad without making it sound contrived. Careful and heartfelt and well-crafted and lovely.

Worth a listen, I think.
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Re: The Weepies

Post by ken » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:00 pm

That's good stuff. I think Mandy Moore had a big hit with one of their songs as well.
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Re: The Weepies

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:01 pm

Just listened to "world spins madly on". Damn good. thx. ;)
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