Since they met in a Cambridge folk club 9 years ago, The Weepies have progressed from an indie duo playing house concerts, to ranks on the Billboard charts. Though they now have sales in the hundreds of thousands, the Weepies have kept a surprisingly low profile: they haven’t toured at all since 2006. “Our son was born right as we finished Hideaway (2008),” says Steve Tannen. “Touring was out. It was a huge change from the 180 shows of the Say I Am You release (2006).” The band was kept in the spotlight by dozens of uses in TV shows and films, including a prominent campaign ad for Barack Obama. “It was pretty surreal to stay at home while the music went out into the world,” adds Deb Talan. “But staying at home got us back into writing that much more quickly.” Crystallizing their organic acoustic sound and pop harmonies, the California duo has come up with their deepest, most accessible record yet. Third in a trilogy for Nettwerk Records, Be My Thrill (August 31, 2010) is a showcase for the duo’s powerhouse songwriting and unique harmonies, ranging from the Cole-Porter-esque “They’re in Love” to the Dusty Springfield-like “When You Go Away.” The Weepies stop at The Shedd on tour in support of Be My Thrill, Tuesday, October 19th.