Zooey Deschanel is ridiculously adorable in this new video.
MP3: Monsters of Folk – “Say Please” from Monsters of Folk, out now on Shangri-La (courtesy of Magnet) Paste has a good interview with Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis, who together have released an album as Monsters of Folk. Yes, it’s a stupid name, and they acknowledge that. But I like … Continue reading Monsters of Folk: Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward and Mike Mogis
Video: M. Ward – “Rave On” (Featuring Zooey Deschanel) The second single from Hold Time, “Rave On” is a breezy cover of the Buddy Holly classic (first recorded by Sonny West). Had Holly been neutered and forced at gunpoint into the studio with Phil Spector the results might sound similar to this. But as with … Continue reading M. Ward Raves On with Zooey Deschanel and Buddy Holly
Portland’s hipsterati comes out to share the love with the man who’s worked with everyone, and M. Ward works hard to deserve the outpouring.
MP3: M. Ward – “Never Had Nobody Like You” (ft. Zooey Deschanel) from Hold Time, due February 17 on Merge. Good, chooglin’ reverb-drenched blues pop. Zooey Deschanel takes a back seat, so this is definitely more M. Ward than She & Him, but it’s still up that same alley. NPR is streaming the whole album. … Continue reading M. Ward – Never Had Nobody Like You
At the end of the year, we’re offering up some MP3s that we never got around to posting for one reason or another. She & Him is Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. And even though she’s an actress in real life, they made a real nice record together. MP3: She & Him – “Why Do … Continue reading She and Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
Tom Mantzouranis heads down to the Bowery Ballroom to discover that the immediacy found on M. Ward’s records is really just Ward himself.
Bright Eyes, My Morning Jacket and M. Ward come together on an acoustic tour that was supposed to celebrate a passion for music and camaraderie. Someone should’ve told Conor Oberst.