She & Him - Volume 3

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.

Comments (14)
  1. Album’s out May 7, not March 7 (presumably why you wrote it’s out today).

      • This has been amended in the text above, so that future civilizations will have no idea how my error led to Heath’s correction. “But it says May 7 in the story,” they will say. “What was that Heath person going on about?” Srsly thanks for the heads up — I swear I puzzled over that for a good 10 minutes before publishing (with the incorrect date). Who releases an album on a Thursday? I wondered. No one, turns out.

  2. May 7th, Michael, May 7th…

    Also, Bunheads is by far the best chick comedy on TV (an hour-long one at that,) but unfortunately abc Family might be canning it as well. WHY DO AMERICAN TV AUDIENCES HATE INTELLIGENTLY FUNNY TV SHOWS WITH A FEMALE-CENTRIC CAST AND INTERESTING STORYLINE ARCS?

    • I was going to make a note about Bunheads, too. Thanks for mentioning it, Michael_. What a fantastic show.

      • Happy Endings is really nothing special.

        • There’s no accounting for taste etc and I don’t know how deep into the show you’ve gone but man it is really, REALLY special. Aside from Girls, which is simply on another level (and not even a comedy, really), Happy Endings is the best written, best acted, best edited comedy on TV. It’s sacrilege to compare anything to Arrested Development but it’s just a notch below that.

          • It’s hard for me to say it’s the best written or best acted or best edited but it’s definitely the funniest and in my book that equals the best. Community is more adventurous, Parks and Rec has better stories and New Girl has Nick Miller but I’ll take the group that has a dance off with a pop and lock Santa everyday

    • dude, totally gotta watch binheads still. LOVED gilmore girls. mr. nelson, i have to strongly disagree with you on girls. it’s possible that i may die of excessive cringing while watching that show. just worst characters, not real life

      • yeah guys, binheads is the show i’m talking about. wasn’t a typo, trust me

      • I love that Amy Sherman-Palladino is very Wes Anderson / David Lynch-esque in her casting work, as Bunheads features a few familiar Gilmore Girls faces (Kelly Bishop, “Paris”! “Kirk”!) It fills the void of not having Star’s Hollow in my life. Plus, Sasha is such a bitch and I love that, and I’m impressed that the chick who played “Mindy” in Friday Night Lights has such a great wacky otherside to her as “Truly.”

        I really could just go on and on and on about Bunheads. Bunheads is my banana.

    • The same reason they hate indie music. It’s funny how we bitch and moan (rightfuly so) about how the general population doesn’t care about indie music and how “good” music doesn’t get the exposure it deserves. Yet these bands still have avenues to reach an audience, however small they may be, while television shows that are good but get poor ratings get canned never to be heard from again. It’s such a painful thing to be a fan of smart, funny tv shows. It’s really hard to live in a world where The Big Bang Theory is the most watched comedy on television.

  3. Sounds a bit like a Gibbard melody…

    You’ll get no sympathy for breaking Ben’s heart you stuck up LA bitch.

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