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She & Him Cover The Smiths’ “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”

There’s a long history of “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” covers in movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Not Another Teen Movie, Sky High… OK, not that long. But you can add to the list (500) Days Of Summer, the Zooey Deschanel/Joseph Gordon-Levitt love story with the meaningful-core soundtrack (its trailer ope… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 25, 2009 - 3:37 pm

Zooey Deschanel Writes Cotton Jingle

No normal “rules” apply to the celebrity half of She & Him. Ben Gibbard’s fiancée can write and perform a throwaway tune about The Fabric Of Our Lives™ and we’ll still swoon. In fact we’re gonna go buy some cotton. Watch/download at Videogum. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 15, 2009 - 10:58 am

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. Ward’s very sold out show at Henry Fonda Theater. Matt ran the spread, from whisper quiet “Hold Time” to rollicking “Roll Over Beethoven,” but naturally it was Zooey’s (somewhat) surprise… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 5, 2009 - 10:47 am

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 the jam during his guest’s performance segments. As at the wrap party, last night’s Spectacle had Costello perform with Jenny Lewis on her Acid Tongue cut “Carpetbaggers.” Only this time… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2009 - 12:59 pm

Death Cab, Dept Of Eagles Do Starbucks Covers Comp

Refresher: Starbucks is a company that is in the business of selling $5 cups of coffee. Starbucks is also a company that is in the business of selling music. Basically the best business plan imaginable in 2009, good job guys. Starbucks will soon fill their diminishing inventory space with another Sweetheart compilation, asking some noteworthy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2009 - 2:51 pm

Ben & Zooey Hit Sundance

If you have money and/or connections, Washington DC is the place to be today. There are so many people gathered for the presidential inauguration, CNN is shooting from a satellite in space! But sadly some celebrities are stuck in Park City, Utah, forced to navigate gifting suites instead of cheering our new 44th president. We… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 20, 2009 - 12:33 pm

Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel Get Engaged

According to US/People/Sufjan Beat, Death Cab For Cutie’s frontman proposed to the She half of She & Him before Christmas and she said yes man (sorry). We’re happy for them (sort of!), but look forward to your indie wedding jokes in the comments. (Via Rawkblog, pic by a35mmlife at Unconventional ’08.)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 29, 2008 - 5:08 pm

Zooey Deschanel Does Synth Pop For The New Jim Carrey Flick

Jim Carrey’s upcoming remake of Liar, Liar fresh new film Yes Man has already earned itself some Gummy Indie Crush cred in casting Zooey Deschanel (aka one-half of the outfit behind Paste’s favorite album of the year). The muso-crossover goes deeper, though: In the movie, Zooey appears as one-fourth of the fictional band Munchausen By… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 10, 2008 - 10:20 am

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 is looking at a 2010 (or ’11) release date, and he’s ready to release a new solo album, titled Hold Time. Look for it February ’09. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 8, 2008 - 2:33 pm

Brian Wilson & Zooey Deschanel Have A Chat

It’s another one of those MySpace Artist On Artist things, and better than the last we saw, although it’s got more of a “tell me a story, grandpa” sorta vibe. The two cover important topics like the Hollywood Bowl (where Brian recently performed three nights in support of That Lucky Old Sun) and Phil Spector,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 12, 2008 - 9:46 am

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 toughing it out up in Newport, Rhode Island for this year’s installment of the annual folk festival. Well, maybe not toughing it out, exactly. Jon describes the scene:… More »

By: 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 cartoon ghosts (or LL Cool Js) in their performance of some Volume One songs (“You Really Got A Hold On Me,” “Black Hole,” and “Change Is Hard”), but there are… More »

By: brandon / July 28, 2008 - 3:47 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 & Him’s first music video is much more fun/morbid. Director Ace Norton’s blog hinted at the costume changes and green screen, but not that the singer ends up in a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 11, 2008 - 11:37 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 recorded a session with Steve Lillywhite. Scarlett, Zooey beat you again: Sitek’s hep now, but Lillywhite’s legendary. (On top of that, Deschanel’s in Videogum’s favorite movie). To inaugurate their new… More »

By: 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 the day off, and to everyone who wrote in with questions and comments. Walla, you may just have a future in this. Anyway, the worse news for you is that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 21, 2008 - 9:58 am

She & Him Show Craig Ferguson That “Change Is Hard” Isn’t Always True

M. Ward and Zooey continue to mount their televised late night charm offensive with a stop in at Craig Ferguson’s L.A. studio last night, convenient for Matt since he was already out Coachella way. Upon premature enunciation, we pronounced “Change Is Hard” to be a “charmer,” which combined with a slower tempo than Z… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 2, 2008 - 10:45 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 up with who is making the songs, I’m happy.

Agreed, and the surprisingly good Volume One would probably benefit from that. But when Him is Matt Ward, and She i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 23, 2008 - 9:44 am

Newport Folk Festival Announces 2008 Lineup

Maybe some of the festivals we’ve been announcing are too loud for the folkier souls out there (Devendra). If that’s the case, the Newport Folk Festival just unveiled their ’08 lineup and new Dunkin’ Donuts-free name. The longstanding fest’s 49th year includes Jimmy Buffett, Cat Power, the Black Crowes, She & Him, Kaki King, Jim… More »

By: brandon / April 17, 2008 - 1:57 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 the Parish, because she’s got a good voice and he’s cute. And vice versa. But then we happened to walk by the Current outdoor stage on Red River to see… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2008 - 12:48 pm

Premature Evaluation: She & Him – Volume One

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 »

By: brandon / February 22, 2008 - 4:55 pm