All M. Ward stories

Featured M. Ward stories

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 »

More M. Ward stories

New M. Ward (Feat. Zooey Deschanel) – “Never Had Nobody Like You”

If you're curious about why Matt Ward would pick this particular song (from an album that sounds like it's got a lot of great songs)…
Amrit Singh | January 15, 2009 - 6:13 pm

Stream M. Ward’s Hold Time, Enjoy Its Album Art

That post-Post-War LP we're all waiting for? It's officially yours for the listening over at, where the Mike Mogis-produced Hold Time's linked up a…
Amrit Singh | January 13, 2009 - 12:41 pm

New M. Ward Video – “Hold Time”

Matt's reclaiming his good name from the realm of the pronouns next month with Hold Time, a 14-track followup to 2006's excellent Post War. We're
Amrit Singh | January 6, 2009 - 10:38 am

The 20 Albums We’re Most Excited To Hear In 2009

There a few more days of pretending to look busy at work ahead, but as far as our iTunes are concerned 2009 can't get here…
Amrit Singh | December 18, 2008 - 5:06 pm

New M. Ward Solo LP On The Way

Matt sat with Paste to give an update on his various projects: She & Him Volume 2 is in the works, that Jim James-collab LP
Amrit Singh | October 8, 2008 - 2:33 pm

Pictures From The Newport Folk Festival 2008

While we were sweating it out in Grant Park for Lollapalooza this past weekend, friend of the 'Gum and occasional photo contributor Jon Bahr wa…
Amrit Singh | August 5, 2008 - 4:18 pm

She & Him Perform On MTV Canada

Last week Matt Ward and Zooey Deschanel made their way to Toronto to play a free show for an MTV Canada audience. There are no…
brandon | July 28, 2008 - 3:47 pm

MTV Lets Us Know Portland Has Bands, Basements, Rain, Trees

Echoing Slate's out-of-date Portland exposé from this past fall, MTV's followed the momentum of their Brooklyn 2008 piece with a feature on PDX. What we…
brandon | July 16, 2008 - 3:43 pm

New She & Him Video – “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?”

You'd probably watch if it was two and a half minutes of Zooey sleeping, but with its animated beheadings, undead nuns, and Pac-Man ghosts, She…
Scott Lapatine | July 11, 2008 - 11:37 pm

Jim James To Release One Album With M. Ward & Conor Oberst, Another As “An Asian Country Star”

Bless that guy. This info comes via the new Rolling Stone, which is great for fans of huge Obama faceshots (see: the cover, complete with…
Amrit Singh | July 1, 2008 - 3:10 pm

She & Him Live – “Take It Back,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” & “Change Is Hard” (Lillywhite Session)

That’s not a comment on the whiteness of She & Him’s music. I’m kidding, M. Ward has soul. But seriously, it’s because Zooey and Matt…
brandon | June 13, 2008 - 11:13 am

Scenes From The Set Of The First She & Him Video

So gang, the bad news for you is Death Cab have returned to their day jobs -- but thanks to the band for giving us
Amrit Singh | May 21, 2008 - 9:58 am

She & Him & Yo La Tengo & Conan

M. Ward recently told the New York Times: As long as people are listening to the songs first and not getting too caught u…
Amrit Singh | April 23, 2008 - 9:44 am

SXSW: Saturday In Photos

This is it everybody, the last photo post of SXSW '08. That means it's time for our superlatives, so welcome to our list of the…
Amrit Singh | March 17, 2008 - 8:35 pm

SXSW: Friday In Photos

The original plan on Friday was to see Zooey and Matt Ward (the she and him of She & Him) at Merge's 12AM showcase at…
Stereogum | March 16, 2008 - 12:48 pm

New She & Him (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward) – “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?”

You'd think the collaboration of indie folkie M. Ward and indie hottie Zooey Deschanel would be a match made in Stereogum heaven ... and you'd
Amrit Singh | January 30, 2008 - 4:14 pm

M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel Cover Richard & Linda Thompson

Remember when Zooey told Patrick Fugit to "Listen to Tommy with a candle burning, and you'll see your future"? Not the greatest advice, but you…
Stereogum | July 18, 2007 - 11:13 am

Stream M. Ward & Bright Eyes’ Contributions To The Hottest State

Earlier this week we got a listen of Feist's take on the Jesse Harris-penned "Somewhere Down The Road," part of the Harris-in-covers project hatched by…
Stereogum | June 28, 2007 - 9:22 am

M. Ward, Jim James, Nek0 Case D0 C0nan

Sly YouTube user neokyle thwarted our efforts at YouTube searching by spelling the program which M. Ward, Neko Case, and Jim James performed on last…
Stereogum | May 21, 2007 - 10:04 am