She & Him’s new album, aptly titled, Volume Two, will be released on March 23rd along with a 7″ vinyl of the new single “In The Sun,” which also includes a B side cover of the Beach Boys classic “I Can Hear Music.” The album was recorded in Los Angeles (She’s hometown) and Portland (He’s stomping grounds), with guest appearances by Tilly and the Wall and backing vocals by Mike Coykendall.
Volume Two promises to give us a little bit more of everything we loved about Volume One. ”I think we both went for it a little bit more,” states Deschanel on their website and Ward agrees stating “I believe good production should be like a good photograph, which is a great contrast between dark and light.” With Deschanel’s secret stash of original songs from the past 8 years, Wards production skills and a shared love of vintage tunes, this seems to be a match made in heaven.
I checked out the covers online just to get a little teaser, and have them posted below. I can already hear Zooey’s voice on the Skeeter Davis song, but I think both are a great fit for She & Him.
02 “In The Sun” (Feat. Tilly and the Wall)
03 “Don’t Look Back”
04 “Ridin’ In My Car” (NRBQ cover)
05 “Lingering Still”
06 “Me And You”
07 “Gonna Get Along Without You Now” (Skeeter Davis cover)
09 “I’m Gonna Make It Better”
11 “Over It Over Again”
12 “Brand New Shoes”
13 “If You Can’t Sleep”
The duo has also announced tour dates this Spring:
3/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
3/25 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
3/27 Savannah, GA @ Savannah Music Festival
3/29 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
3/30 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
4/15 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
4/16 Indio, CA @ Coachella