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Jenny Lewis was the first musician who taught me that I didn’t have to be a bummer or a badass in order to be taken seriously, that feelings are valuable bits of insights that shouldn’t be immediately shoved down a garbage disposal. She was the first woman who taught me to be kind to myself;… More »

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 been… 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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Watch M. Ward Play Two Songs On Colbert

M. Ward is getting ready to release More Rain, his first solo album since 2012. And last night, his album-promo duties took him to the…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2016 - 9:38 am
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M. Ward – “Confession”

Last month, M. Ward announced More Rain, his first solo album since 2012, with lead single "Girl From Conejo Valley," which got an accompanying video
James Rettig | January 19, 2016 - 2:21 pm
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M. Ward – “Girl From Conejo Valley” Video

M. Ward is a man of many outfits, but since his all-star collaborations She & Him and Monsters Of Folk have been relatively quiet, he's…
Collin Robinson | January 13, 2016 - 10:22 am
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Nick Cave, Justin Vernon, tUnE-yArDs, Neko Case Contribute Songs To New Mavis Staples LP

All-time-great singer Mavis Staples is releasing a new album next month, Livin' On A High Note, a follow-up to last year's Your Good Fortune EP.
James Rettig | January 7, 2016 - 1:13 pm
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M. Ward – “Girl From Conejo Valley”

Before launching high-profile collaborations She & Him (with Zooey Deschanel) and Monsters Of Folk (with Conor Oberst, Jim James, and Mike Mogis), Matthew Steven "M."
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2015 - 9:53 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 24, 2014 - 9:16 am
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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,"
James Rettig | November 10, 2014 - 6:14 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2014 - 8:56 am
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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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2014 - 11:50 am
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2014 - 9:45 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2013 - 10:33 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2013 - 9:15 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2013 - 11:19 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2013 - 12:15 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2013 - 8:59 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2013 - 10:57 am
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