Zooey Deschanel’s Band Almost As Good As Her Acting

You know Zooey Deschanel can sing: You heard her in Elf , and maybe in this short directed by Julia Stiles, but let's hope not in The New Guy. She & Him, her collaboration with Portland songsmith M. Ward, whom she met doing The Go Getter soundtrack, proves Deschanel she can write music, too. Her voice — a versatile croon big enough for the back rows — bends and turns to Ward’s shifting guitar blues in a blend of honky-tonk, lounge act, and fifties girl group. As we pointed out this morning, it's almost good enough for her to quit her day job.

She & Him

Volume One

Merge Records