She & Him announce third record, go on tour, cuddle pups

She & Him announce third record, go on tour, cuddle pups

Evidently, New Girl is a very good show. People keep telling me this, but I just haven’t gotten around to watching it. Is it on Netflix? I think it might be. Anyway, I don’t know anything about New Girl, so here’s something I do know: She & Him are releasing their third record, Volume 3, via Merge on May 7 (or May 13 for UK/Europe). If you don’t know — and were incredibly curious about why I brought up New Girl seemingly apropos of nothing — She & Him are the folk-pop duo consisting of actress/singer/songwriter Zooey Deschanel (pictured above) and non-actor/singer/songwriter M. Ward (pictured above in three stages of life).

Though Deschanel has obviously been busy with New Girl, writing songs for the 2011 Winnie the Pooh movie, and probably a million other things, she wasn’t too busy to write 11 of Volume 3’s 14 songs (the other three are covers). Contributing to the forthcoming record is a fairly lengthy list of collaborators, including NRBQ’s Joey Spampinato, Mike Watt, Tilly and the Wall, Rilo Kiley’s Pierre de Reeder, and DeVotchka’s Tom Hagerman. Sadly, Mike Watt’s participation does not seem to involve a cover of The Minutemen’s “Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing.” Missed opportunity, truly.

Shortly after the record’s release, She & Him will head out into the wilds of America for a month-long tour. Providing support on a pair of dates will be the duo of Emmylou Harris & Rodney Cowell, while Camera Obscura will open much of the tour’s second half. Now I guess I should get to watching New Girl.

Volume 3 tracklist:

01. I’ve Got Your Number, Son
02. Never Wanted Your Love
03. Baby
04. I Could’ve Been Your Girl
05. Turn to White
06. Somebody Sweet to Talk To
07. Something’s Haunting You
08. Together
09. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
10. Snow Queen
11. Sunday Girl
12. London
13. Shadow of Love
14. Reprise (I Could’ve Been Your Girl)

She & Him dates:

06.13.13 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
06.15.13 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
06.16.13 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
06.18.13 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theater
06.19.13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
06.21.13 - San Diego, CA - SDU Open Air Theatre
06.22.13 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre *
06.23.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *
06.25.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Gardens
06.27.13 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah’s Stir Cove
06.29.13 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom #
07.01.13 - Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium #
07.03.13 - Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Festival (Symphony Hall) #
07.04.13 - Toronto, ON - Toronto Urban Roots Festival #
07.06.13 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage #
07.09.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts #
07.10.13 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion #
07.11.13 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap #

* Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
# Camera Obscura

• She & Him: http://www.sheandhim.com
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com

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