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She & Him

She & Him, Zooey Deschanel and M Ward, With More Pure Pop!

September 17, 2013 - When actress Zooey Deschanel started recording with Matt Ward as She & Him it was easy to see it as perhaps a passing thing.
This year, with the duo releasing the third volume of their ongoing collaboration (plus their holiday record), it is clear that they’re in it for the love of the music . Matt Ward loves producing Zooey’s increasingly catchy songs and she carves time from the demands of her acting career to make records and tour extensively. More power to her. On the day of the premiere of the third season of New Girl on TV we present She & Him live on the World Cafe.

Zooey Deschanel, born in 1980 in Los Angeles, began her career as an actress and musician in 1999 when she starred in Mumford. She continued to succeed throughout the following years, landing both supporting and starring roles in many films. In 2006 she teamed up with Matt Ward and not long after in 2008, the two released their debut album, Volume One, under the name She and Him. Like Deschanel, Matt Ward too was born in California. His career began in 2001 when he was 28 and released his first solo album known as Duet For Guitars #2. He continued to release albums as well as live recordings, and even guested on many popular artist's releases such as Cat Power and Beth Orton. In 2006 the two met and recoded a duet which resulted in the formation of their now band, She and Him. Their debut album was released in 2008 under Merge Records. In 2010 they released Volume 2 and the two continued to work as a pair, as well as individually, Deschanel focusing on her acting and Ward his side projects. 2011 brought the release of their twelve track Christmas album, A Very She and Him Christmas. Volume 3, their new disc, was released May 7, 2013.


Recent Release: Volume 3
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Label: Merge Records