• > Home
  • > News
  • > M. Ward Teams Up With Zooey Deschanel
  • M. Ward Teams Up With Zooey Deschanel

    Mon, 14 Jan 2008 11:02:35

    M. Ward Teams Up With Zooey Deschanel - On record and the silver screen

    M. Ward Photos

    • M. Ward - NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 15: Actress Julia Stiles and musician M. Ward attend the 10th annual production of the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway presented by MONTBLANC after party at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on November 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • M. Ward - NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 15: Musician M. Ward (C) bows as actors (L-R) Saffron Burrows, Lee Pace, Nia Vardalos, Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Bibb, Cheyenne Jackson and Rosie Perez look on onstage at the curtain call of the 10th annual production of the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway presented by MONTBLANC at American Airlines Theatre on November 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • M. Ward - LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Musician M. Ward of She and Him performs at the LA Times Celebration of Food & Wine at Paramount Studio on September 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

    more m. ward photos »

    M. Ward Videos

    • M. Ward - Confession
    • M. Ward - Confession (audio)

    more m. ward videos »

    Actress/part-time musician Zooey Deschanel has confirmed the looming debut of She and Him, an ongoing project with indie rock icon M. Ward. In an interview with KCRW, Deschanel said the pair will release its Volume One LP through Merge in March and may tour behind it later this year. "I don't know if I will tour right when [the record] comes out, but I'm sure I will be doing that," she explained, adding, "To be cryptic about it."

    Well all right then. Ward and Deschanel performed together at last week's "Songs of the City" event in Los Angeles. They originally met while working on the Martin Hynes film The Go-Getter, which will be shown at Sundance this week. As for where all this singing business started, Deschanel's actually been involved with music since 2001, from a jazz cabaret group with fellow actress Samantha Shelton to singing roles in Elf, Winter Passing, and the upcoming Janis Joplin biopic, The Gospel According to Janis.

    And what does Ward think about Deschanel's songs? (As far as we know, she sings lead on She and Him's songs.) In an AV Club interview last May, he said, "I was amazed by the quality. I just had an incredible time working with her. She's an amazing talent, and a genius vocalist … I'm looking forward to people hearing this record."

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.14.08



    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on M. Ward

    Tags: M. Ward

    Latest Music News

    more news headlines »

    • this week
    • last week
    • artist
    • ringtone
    • peak rank
    • wks on chart