She & Him
Volume 1 - March 18, 2008
On this cold January day some news to warm the proverbial musical soul. Merge Records has announced the M Ward/Zooey Deschanel project dubbed She & Him - Volume 1, will be released on March 18th. You might remember Zooey from Almost Famous (the older sister with the amazing record collection) and Elf (Will Ferrell's "department store elf" love interest). The unlikely duo first met in 2006 for a movie soundtrack project in which they recorded a version of Richard and Linda Thompson’s “When I Get To The Border”. While in the studio, they were immediately struck by one another’s talents and found an instant rapport. The result, this gorgeous release recorded over a period of several months last year.
A stylistic match made in heaven this one holds great promise. Zooey and M. will also be playing the Merge Records showcase at SxSW in March. Let's hope a full blown tour is not far off.
Download: She & Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?