She And Him, Recorded Live In Concert

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M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel performed live at XPN in Philadelphia as part of the station's Live Fridays series.

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Set List

"Brand New Shoes"

"Change Is Hard"

"Thought I Saw Your Face"

"Lingering Still"

"Over It Over Again"

"Don’t Look Back"

Actress/singer Zooey Deschanel bonded with songwriter M. Ward when the two collaborated for a movie soundtrack. She had been working on various demo recordings, but had always been too shy to step into the spotlight with her own music. Ward helped flesh out her songs with his distinctive guitar playing and tasteful production, and the result was She and Him's charming debut album. Volume One, was as humble as their name: a shimmering, 1960s throwback that tips its hat to the pop stars and girl groups of yore.

The duo's bright, introspective tunes had no problems finding an audience — Paste Magazine called it the best album of 2008. Realizing their musical chemistry, they went back to the studio to produce another batch of uplifting songs — 2010's Volume Two. It still captures the dreamy and hopeful energy of their first album, but with richer harmonies and lushly layered instrumentation. Click the link above to hear She and Him on the World Cafe Live stage.

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