Sweet hippie folkster Topanga residents and Nettwerk artists whose music has appeared on everything you’ve seen on television, including Obama’s bright campaign advertising, The Weepies are back in the studio actively recording a new album with a song list that goes something like this: Lost Kids, Hard to Please, I Was Made for Sunny Days, Red Red Rose, Be My Thrill, Hope Tomorrow Is a Sunny Day, Let My Love In, Tiny Binds, Talking ‘Bout the Way It Was, Still Not Satisfied, Yo Picasso, Please Speak Well of Me, Empty Your Hands, We’re Going Home, Hummingbird, Pretty Dress and Combat Boots, and They’re in Love.
True, they haven’t been out much lately. Sounds like they’re planning to come out with one mother of a record.
Here’s a reminder of why The Weepies are so well-loved. The guitar is simple and clear. Their voices shimmer, embraceably intertwined in a frozen-yogurt-twist-in-hand, strolling-on-the-beach-barefoot-next-to-the pacific-on-an-emotionally-reflective, grown-up-winter-holiday kind of way. Still heartwarming, it’s from way back on their 2006 record:
If you click Here you’ll zip right over to a darling little claymation monster video set to the song.
Now that they’ve moved through career success, marriage, the initial stages of parenthood and hibernation together, I’m guessing the new Weepies songs will emerge with a dial tilted to Full, fat and sunny. Hope so.