It’s October. Why are we reviewing Christmas albums in October? Why She & Him? Why?
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It is too damn early to be throwing the ‘C’ word around, but the record company promotional machine waits for no man or elf. So it is with mixed scrooge-y feelings that we announce the release of She & Him’s first-ever Christmas recording entitled A Very She & Him Christmas on November 21, 2011 (via Double Six in the UK/Merge in the US). Inspired by seminal seasonal albums by the likes of The Carpenters, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more, She & Him have set out to create an intimate recording of Christmas classics that help bring “new emotions out of old songs” (raised eyebrow, but we’ll play along).
In the words of the good people at Merge Records, “Spring has sprung” and to celebrate the good feelings and warm-weather frolics, Merge have opened up the doors of their digital store and hand-picked a selection of treats from their most recent releases. Featuring such stunning tracks like “Written In Reverse” by Spoon, “Thieves” by [...]
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, a perfect pop couple if there ever were one, are back for a second helping of doo-wop and pop.
Highly anticipated here at Webcuts HQ is the forthcoming album from the actress lady who married that whiney guy from Death Cab for Cutie, and the talented tunesmith, M. Ward, also known as She & Him. “In The Sun” is as pop perfect as they get folks, a bright, upbeat number, a little piano swing and a sweet helping of some Zooey Deschanel sass and Matt Ward soul, tied in a neat little three minute bow. The video clip itself is a school scene cross between “Grease” and Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” without the red leather catsuit (swap it for librarian chic), but with dance moves and fun galore. Taken from their forthcoming album Volume 2 “In The Sun” is released digitally by the kind people at Domino Records on March 29 and on 7″ single replete with a cover of the Beach Boys “I Can Hear Music” on the flipside for Record Store Day on April 17. I don’t know about you, but I could watch Zooey Deschanel wink at me aaaaaall day long.
Webcuts are very excited to announce that sultry pop swingers She & Him will be playing shows across the UK and Europe for the very first time this Spring. The live shows will feature a seven-piece band including She (Zooey Deschanel) and Him (M Ward), performing songs from their gorgeous forthcoming LP, Volume Two (April 5th), as well as their debut, Volume One.
As Conor Oberst once proclaimed, “M. Ward for President”. As far-fetched as it sounds, Oberst may have a point.
Ladies and gentlemen, the envelope please! Webcuts favourite albums of 2008 as argued and fought over by us, including star-studded appearances from Beach House, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Nick Cave, Santogold, Okkervil River and many more…