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Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and in the early 2000’s formed indie band THE WEEPIES.

On the strength of their simple, engaging songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 30 million views on YouTube and 50 million streams on Spotify worldwide. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release music, producing 7 records over 10 years. With over 250 film, TV, and media placements, they are one of the most licensed contemporary music groups in the world.

Just before Christmas 2013, when their youngest son was 17 months old, Deb Talan was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was in chemo by New Year’s Eve. In 2014, Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies recorded one of the best received albums of their career. Coming back from the edge sharpened their skills and focus. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.


Photographer: Robert Sebree