It turns out that I’m a terrible fan because I didn’t know that Zooey Deschanel is in the indie-pop band, She & Him*, together with guitarist, Matt Ward (who produces and arranges the albums).
Apparently, Volume One of the collaboration is a hit and now they are on to their second album. Its set to be released on 23 March and I think you can already do a pre-order on Amazon.
I just called HMV up to check on the availability of the first album – there are only the US Import ones that cost an arm, a leg and 3 fingers. So I say, go with the more wallet-friendly Amazon / iTunes.
Or if you are more inclined towards free music, you can listen to the entire album for free on NPR Music from now until its release later this month. I just did and its exactly as the critics said it will be – very spring, dreamy, happy (yes, strangely, even the kind-of-sad ones).
Check out the videos too. This one of In The Sun is shot in a high school, featuring a dancing Zooey and adorable outfits.
Suddenly, I feel an intense desire to own a Peter Pan collared blouse.
* I think this is such a great name.