August 22, 2008

The Weepies - Hideaway (2008)

Over the past 4 months, Hideawy has quickly become one of my favorites. Not just a favorite, but a go-to set of songs for when I'm happy, or sleepy, or cranky, or just need to let my brain relax. Suffice to say, if Hideaway were a cassette tape, it would be popping and clicking on its way to a quick death. I love it that much.

I guess I'd categorize The Weepies as folk-pop with songs that catch you like a 3-foot meat hook. At first, you hear the sweet vocals and harmonies of Deb Talan and Steve Tannen that make you feel like a cute little square-headed sperm whale swimming under the stars (seriously, they're that good). Only after really listening to the album a few times did the melancholy lyrics break through, revealing a matter-of-fact undercurrent of life lessons - sometimes things suck, but you gotta put your best foot forward.

Among my favories, "Old Coyote," "Hideaway," and "Orbiting," and "All This Beauty."


Mona said...

Yay, you're back! Write more!!

ps- cutest album cover this year?