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There’s obviously going to be a lot of nitpicking around She & Him. Every album’s subjected to scrutiny, but when a full-time actor or actress decides to showcase her songwriting chops, folks’ suspicions are usually stronger than his or her songs (right now Bruce Willis is somewhere out there eating his harmonica). If you’ve bee… More »

The queen of Starbucks Entertainment is back with her third album, and it’s a safe one. Like Come Away With Me and Feels Like Home (we liked both), the record has a couple that will grab you — but the rest is meant to be set on repeat while you have civilized company over for… More »

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Stream She & Him Classics

Next week, She & Him, the duo of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel, make their major-label debut with Classics, their collection of old jazz and pop standards. If you’re looking for a Christmas present for your mom, you could probably do worse; everything about this album seems calibrated to be as safe as it possibly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 24, 2014 - 9:16 am

She & Him – “Stars Fell On Alabama” (Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong Cover)

She & Him are taking on the classics on their upcoming fourth album — we’ve already heard their version of “Stay Awhile,” “Time After Time,” and “Oh No, Not My Baby,” and now they’ve shared their take on 1934 jazz standard “Stars Fell On Alabama.” The song was written by Mitchell Parish with music by… More »

By: James Rettig / November 10, 2014 - 6:14 pm

She & Him – “Oh No, Not My Baby” (Goffin And King Cover)

A month from now, the Zooey Deschanel/M. Ward duo She & Him will release their album Classics, a collection of standards recorded live with an orchestra. We’ve heard their versions of Dusty Springfield’s “Stay Awhile” and Frank Sinatra’s “Time After Time.” Now, they’ve shared their version of “Oh No, Not My Baby,” a song that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014 - 8:56 am

She & Him – “Time After Time” (Frank Sinatra Cover) & Tonight Show Performance

The Zooey Deschanel/M. Ward duo She & Him signed to Columbia earlier this year, and last week, we learned the details of Classics, their first album as a major-label act. The album is a set of jazz and pop standards, which the duo recorded live with an orchestra. We’ve heard their take on Dusty Springfield’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2014 - 8:53 am

M. Ward – “Here Comes The Sun Again (Four-Track Demo)”

As it appears on M. Ward’s 2005 album Transistor Radio, “Here Comes The Sun Again” builds from bare acoustic strums into a warmly glowing wash of organ, shakers, and bass, Ward’s weathered vocal acting as a friendly shepherd toward daylight. It’s already a tender, intimate song, but the demo version Ward just shared — from… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 29, 2014 - 10:31 am

She & Him – “Stay Awhile” (Dusty Springfield Cover) + Classics Details

She & Him, the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, signed with Columbia earlier this year, and they posted a teaser for a new album back in August. Today, we finally learn the whole deal. The band’s new LP is called Classics, and it’s a collection of covers of old standards. The band recorded… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2014 - 11:50 am

Watch A Teaser For She & Him’s New Album

A quick video has been released to tease the release of She & Him’s new album. The next installment of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward’s project is due out in the fall and will presumably be called Volume Four to follow the naming convention of their non-holiday albums so far. It’ll be their first album… More »

By: James Rettig / August 8, 2014 - 8:35 am

She & Him Sign With Columbia For Fall LP

She & Him, the all-star twee-folk duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, have released four albums on the North Carolina indie Merge, but they are now leaving for the major-label universe. Billboard reports that She & Him have signed with Columbia, where they’re expected to drop a new album in the fall. It’s kind… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2014 - 9:45 am

Watch She & Him Play Conan

On last night’s episode of Conan, the twee trad-pop megastars She & Him served as musical guests, bringing a supporting cast that looked nothing like the one they brought to The Tonight Show last week. This time around they had a full standing-up string section rather than the choreographed backing singers of their last TV… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2013 - 10:33 am

Neko Case – “Man” (Feat. M. Ward)

Last week, Neko Case announced in a trailer video that she’d soon release a new album and that the album would have the following goofy title: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Today, we learn a few of the particulars. The album is out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2013 - 9:15 am

Watch She & Him Play Leno

She & Him write some pretty simple songs, but when they rolled through The Tonight Show last night, they had a whole lot of help in playing one of them. Playing “I’ve Got Your Number, Son,” one of the songs from their new Volume 3, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward had help from five backu… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013 - 11:19 am

She & Him – “I Could’ve Been Your Girl” Video

For certain segments of the population, including some of us who may be reluctant to admit such things, an adorable Zooey Deschanel dance routine is pretty much audio-visual crack cocaine. And that group of people (which, let’s be honest, probably encompasses Stereogum’s entire readership, as well as its staff) should enjoy the living hell out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Stream She & Him Volume 3

She & Him, the media-conquering twee Etsy-pop megastar duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, are about a week away from releasing Volume 3, their third non-Christmas album. We’ve posted their songs “Never Wanted Your Love” and “I Could’ve Been Your Girl,” and now the whole album is ready to be heard. Listen to it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2013 - 8:59 am

She & Him – “I Could’ve Been Your Girl”

Even though she’s deep into her media-takeover all-platforms assault, Zooey Deschanel somehow found the time to get back together with M. Ward and record another She & Him album. Volume 3 arrives next month, and we posted its first single “Never Wanted Your Love.” Now, they’ve also shared the shimmering Etsy-pop lament “I Could’ve Bee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2013 - 10:57 am

She & Him – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Video

Zooey Deschanel came in at No. 7 on the list of Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2012, probably the most hotly debated of any Gummy Awards category this year. And based on the comments I read, Deschanel was the most divisive figure on that list. I guess I can see why: She’s got… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 18, 2012 - 2:46 pm

M. Ward – “Me And My Shadow” Video

M. Ward’s new video for “Me And My Shadow” features a poisonous relationship between a manager and a teen star, which in turn paves the way for a rogue rescue operation from a (braces-adorning) fan. Conan O’Brien also stops by to play himself, which he has done in the past. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington’s Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the Shins, Feist, Metric and dozens more. Stereogum contributor Alex Crick was on hand to behold and snap some great shots. Check out his gallery up top. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Watch M. Ward On Letterman

Just like he did on Conan, M. Ward dropped by The Late Show With David Letterman to perform A Wasteland Companion track “Primitive Girl.” Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 14, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Watch M. Ward On Conan

Last night on Conan, M. Ward served as musical guest. Ward performed “Primitive Girl,” the single from his new album A Wasteland Companion. He and his band dressed up nice for the occasion, which is always nice to see. Some slick soloing in there, too. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2012 - 9:12 am

Watch Feist & M. Ward Cover The Jesus And Mary Chain

The Jesus And Mary Chain never released a single bad song over the entire course of their career, but their last great single was 1994’s “Sometimes Always,” a country-fried he-said/she-said duet with Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval. When she played London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night, Feist took the opportunity to cover the song with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2012 - 9:39 am
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