She & Him – “Never Wanted Your Love”

By Michael Nelson / March 7, 2013

As I understand it, The New Girl‘s ratings have sagged somewhat in its second season, and the decision to renew it for a third was no sure thing, but where ABC failed its viewership so miserably — and appears to be doing so again, in even more spectacular fashion — Fox did the right thing: renewed the Zooey Deschanel-led comedy, easily one of the best half-hours on television right now, bested only by Girls and Happy Endings, IMO. So with that addressed, Deschanel can turn her attention to her other gig, as the frontwoman of duo She & Him (alongside M. Ward), whose new album, Volume 3, comes out in May. And we’ve got the first single right now. I was stunned by the brutal dubstep drops on this thing, especially considering … nah, I’m funning you — it sounds like She & Him: sweet, bright, anachronistic, melancholic pop. Here, listen for yourself.

Volume 3 tracklist:

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)”

She & Him tourdates:

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 May 7 via Merge.