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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 Companion, and we've already posted his "Primitive Girl" and his video for "The First Time I Ran Away." Right now, the entire album is streaming over atMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012

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" video. And below, we've got a stream of another track from the album: "Primitive Girl," a shiny piece of lightly bedraggled power-pop chug. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2012

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 Companion this spring. Today he dropped an animated clip to that record's first single, "The First Time I Ran Away," directed by Joel Trussell and animated by Joel Moser,… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 1, 2012

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 Arts & Sciences has unveiled its list of the 39 songs available for Best Original Song nominations, and it includes a few names familiar around these parts. The National are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2011

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 to hear another one, the similarly twee "Christmas Day."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2011

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 stores start putting up the tinsel and paper snowflakes). Below, you can grab the album's opener, their version of "The Christmas Waltz." Though it's not quite part of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2011

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 A Very She & Him Christmas, and it's out 10/25 on Merge. And why yes, it does include a version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside", the yuletide classic that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2011

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, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen and dozens of other notables. Elena Morelli was there to magnificently document the epic lineup. There's a peacock in one… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011

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 latest tribute to the pop icon, tapping everyone from Paul McCartney and Lou Reed to My Morning Jacket and Modest Mouse to take liberties with Holly's songbook. (Other RaveMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 10, 2011

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 band. M. Ward only appears in the background though -- Zooey Deschanel probably looks a little more child-friendly. The video also shows the band recording their songs, while residents of… More »

By: jessica / April 5, 2011

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: cremebrulog.com. They're still trying to figure out its format -- it's apparently meant to catalog and review the world's freshest crème, though that doesn't preclude flights of fan fic ala… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 8, 2011

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 a She & Him project. The "Don't Look Back" video returns to the overwhelming cuteness of their "In The Sun" video. There's a choreographed dance, a glossy set… More »

By: jessica / January 20, 2011

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 songs by Joanna Newsom. Ward's Ward-like take doesn't have the charm or energy of the original, but it did remind me to pull out Milk-Eyed Mender, an album that More »

By: brandon / December 9, 2010

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 Deschanel tackle the much tackled Johnny Mercer and Rube Bloom pop standard "Fools Rush In." Their take won't supplant Sinatra or Ricky Nelson, but you can sig… More »

By: brandon / August 20, 2010

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 Super 8 videos, and encourages spontaneity and resourcefulness with his Flicker Film Festival (an all Super 8 and 8mm film festival). That spirit guides the "Thieves" video and it… More »

By: jessica / July 9, 2010

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 (unless it's for a cutesy video), or line up the televised appearances in rapid succession so that if one doesn't go so well its memory can be blotted… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 6, 2010

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 controlled conditions, like in the video for "In The Sun" which saw Zooey Deschanel dancing and winking and being the human manifestation of indie adorability. It's a slightly different… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 5, 2010

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 necks and barking feet worth it. Here's Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW's metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photo… More »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010

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 the Peyton Reed-directed video for "In The Sun," as is the "1234" factor (nice hula hoop sequence), just another step toward Ms. Gibbard's dominance of the Triple A(dorable) indie… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 9, 2010

She & Him – “Thieves” (Live On BBC)

So far the squeakuel to She & Him's first Volume has offered only "In The Sun." The studio sounds are still safely tucked away in a Merge vault somewhere, but promotional consideration inspired folk-buddies Zooey & Matt to perform some of its bits for a BBC broadcast, which we went 1 hour and 40… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 10, 2010