She & Him Volume Two, Tour, HBO Groupie Information

By brandon / February 3, 2010

We passed along details about M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel’s sophomore album Volume 2 many moons ago, but now we can offer the album art, a tracklist (eleven originals plus NRBQ and Skeeter Davis covers), a listen to first single “In The Sun” (featuring Tilly & The Wall on guest vocals), and news about Deschanel’s upcoming role as ’60s groupie/Frank Zappa nanny Pamela Des Barres. Might as well get started with the sounds.

“In The Sun”

The tracklist:

01 “Thieves
02 “In The Sun” (Feat. Tilly and the Wall)
03 “Don’t Look Back”
04 “Ridin’ In My Car” (NRBQ cover)
05 “Lingering Still”
06 “Me And You”
07 “Gonna Get Along Without You Now” (Skeeter Davis cover)
08 “Home”
09 “I’m Gonna Make It Better”
10 “Sing”
11 “Over It Over Again”
12 “Brand New Shoes”
13 “If You Can’t Sleep”

Volume Two is out 3/23 via Merge. You’ll be able to get “In The Sun” on a 7″ single b/w Phil Spector/The Ronettes’ “I Can Hear Music.” The duo will be touring this Spring:

03/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Largo?
03/25 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
?03/27 Savannah, GA @ Savannah Music Festival
03/29 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/30 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom?
04/15 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
?04/16 Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival

As far as Deschanel’s extracurricular activities, she’s agreed to star in a half-hour HBO pilot based on ’60s icon Pamela Des Barres’ I’m With the Band: Confessions Of A Groupie, a topic you might recognize in more general form via the “Band-Aides” in a past Deschanel flick, Almost Famous. Deadline Hollywood notes:

Deschanel will be executive producer with her longtime manager Sarah Jackson of Seven Summits, and Tim Gibbons, an executive producer of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Des Barres bragged about her bedroom experiences with the likes of Mick Jagger, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and actor Don Johnson. But along the with excitement of rolling with famous rockers, there was also the emptiness and heartbreak of being demeaned and discarded by stars once the next pretty young thing came along … Zooey’s series is supposed to be a dramedy.

But who plays Don Johnson?