She And Him Volume 3 Details

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, aka She & Him, have announced a new album for release this year. Volume 3 is the band’s fourth record, third of primarily original material. It features 11 new compositions by Deschanel, who wrote the record during breaks from filming her sitcom New Girl, as well as three covers. Guest appearances include punk icon Mike Watt, Tilly And The Wall, Pierre De Reeder from Rilo Kiley, and more. While there is no currently no information on which songs are the covers, it might be a fun game to go through the tracklist and take side-bets on which tracks were not penned by the band. Right now, I am banking on a cover of the Karen Chandler staple “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” Blondie’s “Sunday Girl,” and obviously Justin Bieber’s “Baby” with M. Ward filling in for Ludacris. The release will coincide with a summer tour. Check out the tracklist and dates below.

01 “I’ve Got Your Number, Son”
02 “Never Wanted Your Love”
03 “Baby”
04 “I Could’ve Been Your Girl”
05 “Turn to White”
06 “Somebody Sweet to Talk To”
07 “Something’s Haunting You”
08 “Together”
09 “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”
10 “Snow Queen”
11 “Sunday Girl”
12 “London”
13 “Shadow of Love”
14 “Reprise (I Could’ve Been Your Girl)”

06/13 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
06/15 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
06/16 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
06/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
06/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
06/21 – San Diego, CA @ SDU Open Air Theatre
06/22 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre*
06/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl*
06/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Gardens
06/27 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Stir Cove
06/29 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom #
07/01 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium #
07/03 – Montreal, QUE @ Montreal Jazz Festival – Symphony Hall #
07/04 – Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival #
07/06 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage #
07/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts #
07/10 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion #
07/11 – Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap #
* with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
# with Camera Obscura

Volume 3 is out 5/7 on Merge. Find more information on tour tickets here.

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Comments (14)
  1. I hope these two take a little more chances on this effort. I loved Vol. 1 but found Vol. 2 to be a little redundant.

  2. Are you sure it’s not a cover of “hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me” from the Batman Forever soundtrack? Granted it would be an odd choice – if you’re going to tackle something from that compilation it should probably be “Kiss from a Rose,” which is probably the greatest song ever associated with a Batman movie. Let’s not even discuss Smashing Pumpkins contributions to the Batman and Robin ost. That’s gross.

    • the end is the beginning is the end (or was it the beginning is the end is the beginning?) was my introduction to smashing pumpkins

    • I would rather they take on R. Kelly’s “Gotham City.” But if we’re going best Batman soundtrack songs, my vote goes to “Partyman” by Prince, if only because I watched the scene where the Joker and his minions trashed the art museum a lot when I was kid.

  3. I’m surprised “She & Ben Volume 1″ never got any coverage with such memorable tracks as “I’m into Running Now” and “My Sister Stars in Bones”.

  4. OK, I’m gonna go with:

    London – The Smiths
    Together – William Shatner
    Shadow of Love – Sloan, or maybe Celine Dion but I can’t make up my mind. That one’s a coin toss.

  5. guys seriously, pitchfork has already posted the covers:

    03 Baby (written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and George Morton)
    09 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (written by Ray Noble)
    11 Sunday Girl (Blondie cover)

  6. I think everyone missed the biggest piece of news, which is that this is going to be in STEREO!

  7. I got dirt on you, Claire: you like She & Him.

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