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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. 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

Zooey Deschanel’s (500) Days Of Summer Trailer, Soundtrack Info

The trailer for the Mark Webb-directed (500) Days Of Summer opens with Zooey Deschanel (as Summer) telling a guy listening to “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” loudly on his earphones that she, too, loves the Smiths. She sings a couple lines to prove it. The thing is, despite the setup, we’re told… More »

By: brandon / March 4, 2009 - 4:55 pm

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

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

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) as the first promo MP3, consider the fact that it features Zooey Deschanel. She’s got all the great She & Him buzz. And also all the great I’m marrying DeathMore »

By: 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 as a track-by-track stream. Therein you shall find Matt reprising his list-topping She & Him partnership on “Never Had Nobody Like You,” alongside collabs with DeVotchKa’s Tom Hagerman, Lucinda Williams (o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 13, 2009 - 12:41 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

Before She Was Famous, Zooey Deschanel Was An Offspring Video Ho

After hours of internet research, we can claim with certainty that this 1998 video for the Offspring’s “She’s Got Issues” was Zooey Deschanel’s first gig in motion picture. You love her, so this one’s for you. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 17, 2008 - 4:39 pm

New Zooey Deschanel’s Fictional Synth Pop Band Video – “Sweet Ballad”

Didn’t get enough of Gummy Award winning actress Zooey Deschanel’s fake synth pop project from the forthcoming major motion picture Yes Man? That is sad, but also, fine — now you can watch Zooey Deschanel’s fake synth pop band’s fake synth pop video. The song is “Sweet Ballad,” a pouty little number about being sick… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 15, 2008 - 5:11 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 Eels – “Man Up”

The new Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel film Yes Man features nine Eels songs, including the new track “Man Up,” which is currently streaming at MySpace. On top of Eels — E’s other tracks are all previously released “classics” — there are four songs by Munchausen By Proxy, Deschanel’s Von Iva-helmed band in the flick… More »

By: brandon / November 19, 2008 - 4:25 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

Indie Rockers Join Forces For Obama (Again)

Tonight Barack Obama cements his nomination as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America while Radiohead cement their position as a band that really likes to do webcasts. Last night’s portion of the DNC had a different soundtrack: Rage Against The Machine played a protest show at the Denver Coliseum i… More »

By: brandon / August 28, 2008 - 1:00 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 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 & 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

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