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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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Coachella 2009: Moz, Macca, Cohen Lead Friday’s Nostalgia Parade

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Our trek into Indio went so smoothly this year that we've both become paranoid about something going incredibly wrong…
brandon | April 18, 2009 - 1:33 pm
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New M. Ward Video – “Rave On”

The Zooey fans were probably hoping Matt would follow up "Hold Time"'s video with some sort of visual treatment for "Never Had Nobody Like You,"
brandon | April 15, 2009 - 4:19 pm
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SXSW 2009: Wednesday In Photos

SXSW 2009 opened with a bit of bad luck turned good: It was too foggy for our flight to land in Houston, so they re-routed…
brandon | March 19, 2009 - 11:22 am
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M. Ward Brings Craig Ferguson “To Save Me”

When M. Ward performed last week at the Henry Fonda Theater, Zooey Deschanel showed up to accompany the guitar slinger on a couple of tracks,…
brandon | March 9, 2009 - 1:14 pm
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M. Ward (Feat. Zooey Deschanel)/Delta Spirit @ Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles 3/4/09

Although they never seem to be too far from each other, the She and the Him reunited last night for a few songs during M.
Amrit Singh | March 5, 2009 - 10:47 am
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M. Ward Brings Letterman “Never Had Nobody Like You”

Mr. M. Ward is on the perennial promotion circuit thanks to the sizable success of his She & Him feeding directly into the ever-swelling support…
Amrit Singh | February 18, 2009 - 12:02 pm
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Elvis Costello Fleshes Out His Spectacle With She & Him & Jenny Lewis

Elvis Costello's Sundance Channel show really is a perfectly packaged hour for music nerds. EC is an adept interviewer, and never shy about joining in…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2009 - 12:59 pm
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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
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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 npr.org, where the Mike Mogis-produced Hold Time's linked up as…
Amrit Singh | January 13, 2009 - 12:41 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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 was…
Amrit Singh | August 5, 2008 - 4:18 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 up…
Amrit Singh | April 23, 2008 - 9:44 am
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