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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
Amrit Singh | February 10, 2010 - 6:26 pm
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She & Him Volume Two, Tour, HBO Groupie Information

We passed along details about M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel's sophomore album Volume 2 many moons ago, but now we can offer the album art,…
brandon | February 3, 2010 - 2:56 pm
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She & Him Vol. 2 Details

The sequel to Zooey & Matt's Volume 1 promises 13 songs -- 11 originals and covers of Skeeter Davis and NRBQ -- and a 3/23…
Amrit Singh | December 8, 2009 - 4:22 pm
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She & Him Prep Vol. 2

Mrs. Gibbard told MTV the new She & Him's done and will be out in 2010: "It's official. It's done and being released in the…
brandon | November 30, 2009 - 9:44 am
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New Monsters Of Folk Video – “Say Please”

The last time a video featured Conor Oberst in a public performance period piece, he was getting clobbered by trash and tomatoes. But that was…
Amrit Singh | November 13, 2009 - 1:34 pm
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The ‘Gum Drop CXII: Hear New Jookabox, Win A Guitar Signed By Monsters Of Folk

In a very special Halloween edition of the 'Gum Drop, David "Moose" Adamson, aka Jookabox, told us "Evil Nite" -- "a song about the infection…
brandon | October 28, 2009 - 9:56 am
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Monsters Of Folk @ Paramount Theatre, Seattle 10/15/09

Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Jim James, Mike Mogis, and Centro-matic's Will Johnson donned their best late-night suits and played Seattle's Paramount Theatre last night. Photographer…
Amrit Singh | October 16, 2009 - 5:57 pm
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Monsters Of Folk “Say Please” On Conan, Release “Right Place” Video

Monsters Of Folk are four dudes better known for other projects, they are the Them Crooked Vultures of the NPR-section of contemporary music, they are…
Amrit Singh | September 23, 2009 - 11:11 am
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Monolith 2009 In Photos

While we were rocking the Catskills, enjoying what Wayne Coyne said was "the greatest collection of underground music ever assembled," dozens of other great indie…
Scott Lapatine | September 15, 2009 - 5:42 pm
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Monsters Of Folk Unveil Their Album Art

And art it is. On the front sleeve of the forthcoming Monsters Of Folk album is an illustration of the lite-indie superheroes' beatific mugs, just…
Amrit Singh | September 4, 2009 - 12:47 pm
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New Monsters Of Folk – “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)” & “The Sandman, The Brakeman, And Me”

The Paste-y supergroup of Conor, Matt, Yim, and Mike drop another pair of tracks from their forthcoming mindmeld. These aren't as free as was "Say
Amrit Singh | July 29, 2009 - 8:55 am
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Monsters Of Folk Announce Fall Tour

The all-star roots troupe of Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis finally let us sample their Monsters Of Folk project with the…
Amrit Singh | July 23, 2009 - 1:29 pm
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New Monsters Of Folk – “Say Please”

Finally some sounds to round out the months of vague news reports and website launches for Monsters Of Folk, the project that brings Yim Yames…
Amrit Singh | July 17, 2009 - 1:55 pm
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Monsters Of Folk Coming Soon

The previously reported Jim James/M. Ward/Conor Oberst collab project has a release date (9/22). Also a site which doesn't offer much (yet), although the credit…
Amrit Singh | June 16, 2009 - 12:16 pm
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