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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

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

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 thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2009

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2009

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

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 29, 2008

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 10, 2008

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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 12, 2008

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: The setting… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2008

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… More »

By: brandon / July 28, 2008

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 i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 11, 2008

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… More »

By: brandon / June 13, 2008

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 i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 21, 2008

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 tha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 2, 2008

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

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

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… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2008

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… More »

By: brandon / February 22, 2008

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 be right. The two have finished work on their project's first volume, Volume One: two covers, nine Zooey originals. Merge is putting out the album, and is also psyched,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 30, 2008
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