She & Him to Release "Volume 3" on May 7
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:59:42
She & Him – starring "It" girl Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward – will release their third album of original material, entitled Volume 3, on Merge Records on May 7. Are we on album three already? Hell yeah we are! We love Zooey as an actress and a musician. Just sayin'. How can you not? She is too freakin' cute. And immensely talented. We love when she shows off her musical side on the indie level.
The duo will also be hitting the road for a month-long tour this summer, which kicks off at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on June 13, and includes a headlining show at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on June 23, as well as an evening at Central Park Summerstage in July. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell and Camera Obscura provide support on select dates.
With 14 songs – 11 Deschanel originals and three covers – Volume 3 is an effortlessly effervescent, bleached-out-in-the-sun pop record. The album features some of the most dynamic, complex songs Deschanel has ever written, allowing for tempo shifts, disco grooves, string arrangements on multiple tracks, and horn flourishes that perfectly suit the She & Him sound. Produced by M. Ward, and recorded in Los Angeles, Portland, and New York City, Volume 3 features guest contributions from NRBQ's Joey Spampinato, Mike Watt, Tilly and the Wall, Pierre de Reeder from Rilo Kiley, and Tom Hagerman from DeVotchKa.
What a guest list! But then again, when you are Zooey Deschanel, you sorta get what you want when you want it.
1. I've Got Your Number, Son
2. Never Wanted Your Love
4. I Could've Been Your Girl
5. Turn to White
6. Somebody Sweet to Talk To
7. Something's Haunting You
9. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
10. Snow Queen
11. Sunday Girl
13. Shadow of Love
14. Reprise (I Could've Been Your Girl)
We wonder if she penned any songs about the dissolution of her marriage to Death Cab for Cutie frontman and The Postal Service member Ben Gibbard.
6/13/13 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
6/15/13 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
6/16/13 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
6/18/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
6/19/13 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
6/21/13 San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
6/22/13 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre *
6/23/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
6/25/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Gardens
6/27/13 Council Bluffs, IA @ Hurrah's Stir Cove
6/29/13 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom #
7/1/13 Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium #
7/3/13 Montreal, QUE @ Montreal Jazz Festival – Symphony Hall #
7/4/13 Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival #
7/6/13 New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage #
7/9/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts #
7/10/13 Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion #
7/11/13 Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap #
* with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
# with Camera Obscura
Are you going to check out Volume 3, all you Zooey Deschanel fangirls?