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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 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 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…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2012 - 9:39 am

Stream M. Ward’s A Wasteland Companion

M. Ward, the half of She & Him who isn’t a sitcom star (yet) is back to solo singer-songwriterdom on the new album A Wasteland
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2012 - 12:43 pm

M. Ward – “Primitive Girl”

A Zooey-free M. Ward returns in April with the new album A Wasteland Companion, and we've already posted his "The First Time I Ran Away"…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2012 - 3:35 pm

M. Ward – “The First Time I Ran Away” Video

We haven't seen much of M. Ward without Zooey Deschanel as of late, but that's set to change as he prepares to drop A Wasteland
Corban Goble | February 1, 2012 - 2:13 pm

The National, Jónsi, She & Him Make Oscar Shortlist

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony could look pretty interesting, at least when it comes to the Best Original Song segment. The Academy Of Motion Picture…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2011 - 11:36 am

She & Him – “Christmas Day”

We've already posted "The Christmas Waltz," one of the songs from She & Him's new yuletide-favorites album A Very She & Him Christmas. Click below…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2011 - 12:28 pm

She & Him – “The Christmas Waltz”

She & Him's yuletide album A Very She & Him Christmas comes out in a couple of weeks (basically at the exact same moment department…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2011 - 1:26 pm

She & Him Announce Christmas Album

This was probably inevitable, but She & Him, the forever-cute duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, went and made a Christmas album. It's called…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2011 - 4:59 pm

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am

She & Him – “Oh Boy” (Buddy Holly Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Buddy Holly died a young man, but left an indelible mark on 20th century songwriting. This summer's covers compilation Rave On Buddy Holly is the…
Amrit Singh | June 10, 2011 - 11:14 am

Adorable Alert: She & Him & Pooh

She & Him have a few songs on the soundtrack for the upcoming Winnie The Pooh film. Disney posted this teaser and interview with the…
jessica | April 5, 2011 - 9:57 am

Jim James & M. Ward Launch Crème Brûlée Blog

All-American chums Yim and Matt have taken a fixation upon France’s caramel and custard confection to the internet. They even bought a domain name:
Amrit Singh | February 8, 2011 - 1:25 pm

She & Him – “Don’t Look Back” Video

She & Him's last video, for "Thieves" was shot in Super 8 and was grainy and gritty -- or at least grainy and gritty for…
jessica | January 20, 2011 - 10:34 am

M. Ward Covers Joanna Newsom

M. Ward's cover of "Sadie" appears on Versions Of Joanna, a 22-track Dylan-punning compilation that also features Billy Bragg, Owen Pallett, and Ben Sollee remaking…
brandon | December 9, 2010 - 10:55 am

She & Him – “Fools Rush In”

We listened to Dirty Projectors, Shins, and Passion Pit cover songs that inspired them for Levi's Pioneer Sessions. In this edition, M. Ward and Zooey…
brandon | August 20, 2010 - 10:05 am

She & Him – “Thieves” Video

She & Him's "Thieves" has a vintage, Roy Orbison feel to it. Same goes for the video, directed by Norwood Cheek. Cheek specializes in doing…
jessica | July 9, 2010 - 10:58 am

She & Him Bring “Thieves” To Kimmel

Knowing that Zooey doesn't exactly thrive while singing live on television, you could go either of two ways as her manager: Keep her off camera…
Amrit Singh | April 6, 2010 - 2:04 pm

She & Him Bring “In The Sun” To Letterman

Here's the thing about actors in music projects: Whatever the sounds are like, on camera they're going to be alright. At least, on camera under…
Amrit Singh | April 5, 2010 - 1:05 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

She & Him – “In The Sun” Video

Here's your G-rated Zooey fantasy sequence for the day. Z dances cutely, takes one step closer to Feist: The aww-shucks charm factor is high in…
Amrit Singh | March 9, 2010 - 11:26 am