She & Him—the way-cute musical pairing of New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel and prolific indie songwriter M. Ward—just announced they have a new album dropping this Spring! The retro-minded indie pop duo's Volume 3 will hit digital shelves (and for those who still use "compact discs," actual shelves) on May 7.
We have to point out the title of this album is somewhat misleading—Volume 3 is actually their fourth album, given they dropped a Christmas full-length in 2011. So this will be their fourth effort in five years—a pretty consistent output for a side project. After all, M. Ward just released a new solo album last year and Deschanel has a TV show and a Ben Gibbard divorce to deal with. Busy people!
Cool cover alert: While 11 of the Volume 3 tunes are Deschanel originals, three are covers, and one of those is their take on Blondie's "cold as ice cream but still as sweet" classic "Sunday Girl." Totally seems a perfect fit for her voice.
The duo also unveiled a grip of tour dates, some with country legend Emmylou Harris and Glasgow indie outfit Camera Obscura serving as openers. Check out the Volume 3 tracklist and the just-announced She & Him tour dates below.
She & Him's Volume 3 Tracklist
1. I’ve Got Your Number, Son
2. Never Wanted Your Love
4. I Could’ve Been Your Girl
5. Turn to White
6. Somebody Sweet to Talk To
7. Something’s Haunting You
9. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
10. Snow Queen
11. Sunday Girl
13. Shadow of Love
14. Reprise (I Could’ve Been Your Girl)
She & Him 2013 Tour Dates
6,13 Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
6/15, Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie)
6/16, Austin, TX (ACL Live at the Moody Theatre)
6/18, Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theater)
6/19, Las Vegas, NV (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
6/21, San Diego, CA (SDSU Open Air Theatre)
6/22, Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre)
6/23, Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
6/25, Salt Lake City, UT (Red Butte Gardens)
6/27, Council Bluffs, IA (Hurrah’s Stir Cove)
6/29, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
7/1, Ann Arbor, MI (Hill Auditorium)
7/6, New York, NY (Central Park Summerstage)
7/9, Philadelphia, PA (Mann Center for Performing Arts)
7/10, Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion)
7/11, Vienna, VA (Filene Center at Wolf Trap)