January 11, 2009

On the Turntable: She & Him

I've seen the Zooey Deschanel Domino Magazine spread making the blog rounds over the last few days, but I've found that a lot of Zooey fans don't even know that she has an album out. We all heard her lovely voice in Elf, but Zooey is also 1/2 of the duo She & Him (along with M. Ward), and their debut album, Volume One, has taken up permanent residency in the CD player of my car for months now. My favorite song: "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" (The video is a combination of quirky and just plain weird, just like Zooey herself!)

Love the purity of her voice, love her 60s style, love the throwback quality of the songs. Love, love, love it all. And I've heard that she sounds even better live. How can you not just love her?

(PS, did you hear that she just got engaged? I can't wait to see what she wears!)


  1. I like this, Brooke! Might have to go download a few from itunes... you suggest the whole album?

  2. I think the whole album is amazing! There are a few covers ("You've Really Got a Hold on Me," and "I Should Have Known Better" by the Beatles), and the rest of the songs sound so familiar because they just have that retro sound to them, even though I believe Zooey wrote all of them. Definitely one of my top albums of 2008!

  3. Brooke, I think She & Him are putting out a new album soon. More to enjoy!

  4. mmm she is even better live! next time she rolls around the philadelphia area we should totally double date :)

  5. oh my goodness, i too am in love with her and that song. love it.


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