Tuesday, January 29, 2013 3:49PM - By Laura Aguirre
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.
Friday, March 19, 2010 11:44AM - By Travis Woods
MTV reports that members of Big Star, R.E.M., She & Him, the Posies, and X are joining together Saturday night at the South By Southwest Music Festival to honor Alex Chilton, the Big Star/ Box Tops singer and guitarist who died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 59.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 4:19PM - By Seraphina L.
If you haven’t swooned for Zooey Deschanel yet during this lifetime, her latest video as part of She & Him (with M. Ward) may just do the trick. Not only is Deschanel a rising actress who has fit any indie film synopsis with her perfect looks and quirky and deadpan humor in the past, but she can sing (as we all know) dance, AND hula hoop! Prepare yourself for some indie cuteness with their new video for “In The Sun” below!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 4:59PM - By Laura Aguirre
You’re sitting in a dark movie theater watching the latest blockbuster, indie comedy, or zombie thriller when all of a sudden a familiar voice echoes in the background. Instead of focusing on the actors on the screen, you zone out while listening to the melodic tune of your favorite musician. When you’re two greatest loves are film and music, nothing could be better than hearing you’re favorite band on your favorite movie’s soundtrack.
When it comes to the silver screen, there are plenty of great film composers to choose from, but Hollywood should try a different approach. There are some amazing bands out there that could easily do the job, and breath new life into the film while at it. Therefore, we’ve come up with a list of musicians who we think could give Hans Zimmer a run for his money.
Check out our musical dream team for the silver screen… Continue Reading
Friday, July 24, 2009 2:00PM - By Seraphina L.
We’ve picked out favorite artists of the week. Now it’s your turn to pick yours!
Is your favorite the unique folk sounds of Chris Garneau (listen here)? Is it the sultry vocals peppered with traditional folk by 5-piece band, Cosio (listen here)? Is it Zooey Deschanel and M.Wards’s alt-country sounds of She & Him (listen here)? Or do you prefer the eccentric, soulful and Mercury Prize nominee, Florence and The Machine (listen here)?
The number one voted artist will receive a special BeatCrave feature at the end of the month. So support your favorite band and vote for them in our BeatCrave Fav Poll!
Which BeatCrave Fav Is Your Favorite?
- Cosio (68%)
- Florence and The Machine (13%)
- Chris Garneau (10%)
- She & Him (9%)
Friday, July 24, 2009 9:52AM - By Seraphina L.
Since the Independent Music Awards have only been around for a few years, not many people know about it. However, since the award ceremony does honor those DIY artists who deserve as much honor as Grammy nominees, there are always a few exciting judges on the panel.
This year, Tom Waits will return with his wife to judge and She and Him‘s Zooey Deschanel and M.Ward will be joining them this year. Other noteworthy judges include Black Keys members, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Aimee Mann, The Apples in Stereo, and Le Tigre‘s JD Samson.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:00PM - By Winnie Jaing
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward are both relatively popular on their own, but when you put these two masterminds together, they form a wonderful little duo called She & Him. Their first album, Volume 1, was created shortly after a collaboration between Deschanel and Ward led to further discussions of Deschanel’s homemade demos. On a whim, Deschanel sent the demos to Ward, and the idea of an album was born. Initially, the duo communicated via e-mail, as Deschanel was in Los Angeles, and Ward was in Portland, but that changed after instrumentals were made on Ward’s part and Deschanel’s vocals were needed. She flew to Oregon and the album was completed in three sessions.
She & Him’s new album, Volume 2, is slated for a 2010 release. When asked about the upcoming album, Ward mentioned that it would be “twice as good as Volume 1.” Guess we’ll have to wait for it to find out! Check out She & Him below, and if you like their sound as much as we do, vote for them in Friday’s poll!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:00PM - By Seraphina L.
There are great films with great soundtracks, there are some awful films with great soundtracks, and of course there are great films with awful soundtracks. No matter which circumstance it is, the music supervisor plays a very large role in making a film seem enticing.
Twilight was not only a popular film, but the soundtrack also did well with songs from Paramore, Linkin Park, Iron and Wine, and Muse. Away We Go also had a great soundtrack, but wasn’t a box office hit overnight. The latest film about love and music (mashing up their characters with Sid and Nancy‘s) involves She & Him‘s Zoeey Deschanel and definitely has a great soundtrack with artists such as Regina Spektor, Doves, Black Lips and of course – The Smiths.
We want to know: Does a soundtrack have that much of an impact for you to actually go see a film? Vote to let us know below!
Friday, June 5, 2009 3:00PM - By Laura Aguirre
It’s that time again, so sit back and buy away because these are some great deals. This week, I actually went through some of my personal favorites and checked if they were at a low price, and well, you got lucky. Radiohead‘s In Rainbows may have been free online a couple of years ago when Radiohead decided to release the album in a set-your-own price way, but today you can get it for less than $10. And let’s face it, music that great is worth a lot more. The list also includes She & Him with the amazing actress Zooey Deschanel and The Airborne Toxic Event, a band that blew me away at this year’s Coachella Festival.
Okay, enough chit-chat, take a look below…