When Zooey Deschanel isn’t being cute on her TV sitcom The New Girl, she’s being cute with her ’60s-infused band She & Him. The band – which also includes prolific indie songwriter M. Ward – has just announced that their new album will hit stores this spring. They’ll support the record with a summer tour.
The duo confirmed that Volume 3 will be released on May 7, via Twitter.
“She & Him will release their 3rd studio album of original material this Spring! Volume 3 is out 5/7 (North America, 5/13 (UK/Europe).”
Despite what the album title might suggest, Volume 3 is actually the band’s fourth effort. They previously released a full-length Christmas record in 2011. The duo have been keeping busy with other projects. M. Ward just released a solo album last year, and Deschanel is the lead of her own TV show, which is basically like a full-time job.
Volume 3 will offer 11 original new tunes (which will feature a bunch of disco grooves and Deschanel’s sweet love lyrics), and 3 covers. The duo will offer their rendition of Blondie‘s “Sunday Girl.” The record also features guest contributions from Mike Watt, Tilly And The Wall, and members of NRBQ, Rilo Kiley, and Devotchka.
She & Him will go on a summer tour that’ll last around one month, starting in June. They’ll even play the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. For more information on tour dates, head over to the band’s official site.
She & Him 2013 Summer Tour:
June 13 — Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, Tennessee
June 15 — Verizon Theater At Grand Prairie—Grand Prairie, Texas
June 16 — ACL Live At The Moody Theatre—Austin, Texas
June 18 — Comerica Theater—Phoenix, Arizona
June 19 — The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas—Las Vegas, Nevada
June 21 — SDSU Open Air Theatre—San Diego, California
June 22 — Greek Theatre—Berkeley, California*
June 23 — Hollywood Bowl—Los Angeles, California*
June 25 — Red Butte Gardens—Salt Lake City, Utah
June 27 — Hurrah’s Stir Cove—Council Bluffs, Iowa
June 29 — Aragon Ballroom—Chicago, Illinois#
July 1 — Hill Auditorium—Ann Arbor, Michigan#
July 3 — Montreal Jazz Festival—Montreal, Quebec#
July 4 — Toronto Urban Roots Festival—Toronto, Ontario#
July 6 — Central Park Summerstage—New York, New York#
July 9 — Mann Center For Performing Arts—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania#
July 10 — Bank Of America Pavilion—Boston, Massachusetts
July 11 — Filene Center At Wolf Trap—Vienna, Virginia
What do you think? Are you excited for another She & Him album?
Source: The A.V. Club