Label: Nettwerk - 0 6700 32536 2 8 • Format: CD Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock, Pop Rock
Following Be My Thrill by five years that included an addition to the family and a health ordeal, indie folk duo the Weepies return, LAlbatros - Various - Chant Et Poésie and in form, with a number of unexpected high-profile guests on the charming and heartfelt Sirens. The title is a reference to the mythological creatures that lured sailors to their deaths with song, and also to ambulance sirens.
Much of the album was recorded in their home studio during Deb Talan 's treatment for breast cancer, which left her The Weepies - Sirens and by extension her husband and bandmate, Steve Tannen -- unable to travel. At 16 tracks, Sirens may sound like an opus, but with only one song longer than four minutes, a mix of tempos, a balance of whimsical and more serious songs, sequencing that propels the album forward, and the sheer quality of the tunes, it's anything but a burdensome listen.
On the more delicate end of the spectrum, the title track is a moving ballad that references both meanings of "sirens," with a particularly engaging vocal delivery, even more so upon learning that Talan The Weepies - Sirens voice was recorded in one take on a day her condition would not allow more attempts.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date April 28, Track Listing. River from the Sky. The Weepies.
No Trouble. Learning to Fly. Never Let You Down. Wild Boy. Ever Said Goodbye. Fancy Things. Early Morning Riser. Boys Who Want to Be Girls. Crooked Smile. Brand New Pair of Wings. Does Not Bear Repeating. My Little Love. Mark Geary. Volunteer Mark Geary.