In mid-2008 I was pretty obsessed with Volume One by She & Him, the band made up of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. So much so that I eventually became embarrassed by my enjoyment and had to retire the CD to the same box I keep the Cold War Kids in. Then today I saw that their new single has been released (with guest vocals by another great band, Tilly and the Wall) and I was pleased to find that everything I liked about the music on the first album was represented in this song with a slightly different spin. Zooey’s voice is pretty undeniably strong and interesting. She’s got a throwback sound and M. Ward’s a great folky fix even on his own. I am officially anticipating Volume Two.
January 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm by Molls
500 Days of Summer actress Zooey Deschanel married Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard on Saturday night near Seattle. I’ve only become familiar with Zooey’s work recently, but I really like her. She was on Top Chef Masters a few weeks ago — God, that show sucked. Beyond having more food restrictions than I have (no gluten or soy and she’s vegan), she seems to be very likable and down to earth.
Anyway, I’m trying to imagine what their wedding reception meal was like. Water, arugula and strawberries?
Congrats to the happy couple! And please, make sure you reproduce — eyes like yours shouldn’t be wasted!
September 21, 2009 at 7:46 am by Wendie
Many of us die-hard Zooey Deschanel fans have fallen in love with her on more than just the big screen — her debut album with her band, She & Him, was called Volume One and exceeded everyone’s expectations. It’s a really great album! If you haven’t heard it, I’d highly recommend checking it out.
“We’re working on it. I can’t say exactly when it will be finished. … Give me some time! I need a break!” she says. “I’ve been writing a lot, and we’ve been recording some, so, hopefully, I don’t know. I don’t want to put a number on it, but it’s going well and, I mean, it’s fun, as always.”
January 23, 2009 at 9:39 am by Evil Beet
Everyone’s getting in their Christmas proposals.
Up now: Love of my life Zooey Deschanel, who got engaged to Death Cab for Cutie lead singer Ben Gibbard over the holidays.
I had no idea the two were together.
I saw Ben perform live at a Rhapsody party this summer. I would have been waaaay more interested in him if I’d known he were dating Zooey. Luckily, his good pal John Krasinski showed up to support him that night, so I had someone to swoon over.
December 29, 2008 at 11:15 pm by Evil Beet
At the LA premiere of Yes Man.
December 18, 2008 at 10:39 am by Evil Beet
If you haven’t heard Zooey Deschanel’s actual album — as part of a fabulous band called She and Him — I’d recommend you check it out immediately, because it’s awesome, and it’s exactly what you’d expect out of Zooey.
Until then, though, here’s a clip from Zooey’s new flick, Yes Man, where her character sings a little feminist ditty about not being a whore.