She & Him Volume One 180gLP
She & Him is a story of musical serendipity: Two artists, each renowned in
their own creative fields, meet and recognize a certain shared nostalgia. The
result is destined to be one of the musical highlights of the year.
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward first met to record a version of Richard and Linda
Thompson's "When I Get To The Border" for a movie soundtrack. Immediately struck
by one another's talents and finding an instant rapport Zooey let slip that she
wrote her own songs which she recorded alone at home on her computer. Somewhat
shy about anyone hearing these musical morsels she eventually sent the demos to
Matt who was instantly impressed. They soon reconvened at his Portland studio to
Embracing the warm sound of early analog recordings, Volume 1 is more than just
a showcase for Zooey's rich and endearing voice; it's a distinctive and
endlessly charming album. The songs themselves give a respectful not to the
likes of Dusty Springfield, Linda Ronstadt and the Zombies while Matt's
production gives them just the right amount of golden era sheen. Whether Zooey's
channeling Ronnie Spector as on "I Was Made For You" or joining Matt in turning
The Beatles "I Should Have Known Better" into a seductive hula guitar duet, the
results are always captivating.
• 180g Vinyl
1. Sentimental Heart
2. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
3. This Is Not A Test
4. Change Is Hard
5. I Thought I Saw Your Face Today
6. Take It Back
7. I Was Made For You
8. You Really Got a Hold On Me
9. Black Hole
10. Got Me
11. I Should Have Known Better
12. Sweet Darlin'