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 & M’s song choice for Conan (“Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?” with Yo La Tengo), made for dramatically fewer “I’m comfortable and charming no really!” Zooey bugeyed smiles, more opportunity to focus and her sweet and vulnerable twang (get your mind out of the gutter).
Volume One is out via Merge. Also Zooey’s gonna be in the new M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, which we noticed in the trailer premiere during last night’s LOST. Watch it at /Film. It features Marky Mark, so be afraid. Be very afraid.