Ryan and I love associating new music we acquire with the season we're in. Right now I'm loving the beginings of spring with the new She and Him album. The album features the always lovely M. Ward and the equally lovely Zooey Deschanel. The whole thing has a retro vibe to it but it seems pretty clean and contemporary as well. It's a little bit country and a little bit R&B in the best possible ways.
Now, at the risk of ruining my indie street-cred, I first fell for the voice of Zooey Deschanel in some movie featuring this guy named Will Farrell. I believe it had something to do with Christmas. I even went so far as to look up the soundtrack on iTunes just so I could buy the song that Zooey sang. I was foiled by the common iTunes brick wall known as "available on album only". Though the album has some decent Christmas classics, I opted against laying out $9.99 for one song.
I waited patiently for the day that Zooey would release a non-Christmas Movie Soundtrack song and that day paid out very fruitfully. And she even teamed up with one of my favorite musical men to boot! While I'd love to hear a little more M. Ward singing along on the next album, this one is treating the beginning of spring very nicely indeed.
Is it obvious to point out that the name of the band works well with the whole "Let's Share" thing we've got going on here? Oh, it is? Sorry.