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She & Him announce May release for "Volume 3" & summer tour dates

She & Him announce May release for

She & Him aka Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward will release their third album of original material, entitled Volume 3, on on May 7 (May 13 in UK/Europe). 

The duo will also be hitting the road for a month-long tour this summer, which kicks off at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on June 13, and includes a headlining show at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on June 23, as well as an evening at Central Park Summerstage in July. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell and Camera Obscura provide support on select dates.  A full list of tour dates are below, and ticket presale information is at SheandHim.com.

With fourteen songs – 11 Deschanel originals and 3 covers – Volume 3 is an effortlessly effervescent, bleached-out-in-the-sun pop record. The album features some of the most dynamic, complex songs Deschanel has ever written, allowing for tempo shifts, disco grooves, string arrangements on multiple tracks, and horn flourishes that perfectly suit the She & Him sound.  Produced by M. Ward, and recorded in Los Angeles, Portland, and New York City, Volume 3 features guest contributions from NRBQ’s Joey Spampinato, Mike Watt, Tilly and the Wall, Pierre de Reeder from Rilo Kiley, and Tom Hagerman from Devotchka.

Since the release of the band’s album Volume Two in 2010, much has happened to both She and to Him. Deschanel, whose television show New Girl has cemented her status as a sitcom star, continued to hone her songwriting skills, writing the theme song for her new show, in addition to being nominated for a Grammy for Best Original Song for  the movie Winnie the Pooh.  She wrote songs for Volume 3 during small pockets of downtime while filming New Girl, as Ward toured the world behind his latest solo creation, A Wasteland Companion, which was released to massive critical acclaim last year. Together and separately, the duo has sold over a million albums domestically – a testament to their classic sonic arrangements, their rich, incomparable voices, and their ability to craft pitch-perfect, Brill Building-esque choruses around timeless, universal themes.

Track listing for Volume 3:
1. I’ve Got Your Number, Son
2. Never Wanted Your Love
3. Baby
4. I Could've Been Your Girl
5. Turn to White
6. Somebody Sweet to Talk To
7. Something’s Haunting You
8. Together
9. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
10. Snow Queen
11. Sunday Girl
12. London
13. Shadow of Love
14. Reprise (I Could've Been Your Girl)

She & Him on tour:
More information on tickets here
Jun 13    Nashville, TN   Ryman Auditorium
Jun 15    Grand Prairie, TX   Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
Jun 16    Austin, TX   ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Jun 18    Phoenix, AZ   Comerica Theater
Jun 19    Las Vegas, NV   The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Jun 21    San Diego, CA   SDU Open Air Theatre
Jun 22    Berkeley, CA   Greek Theatre*
Jun 23    Los Angeles, CA   Hollywood Bowl*
Jun 25    Salt Lake City, UT   Red Butte Gardens
Jun 27    Council Bluffs, IA   Harrah's Stir Cove
Jun 29    Chicago, IL   Aragon Ballroom #
July 1      Ann Arbor, MI   Hill  Auditorium #
July 3      Montreal, QUE   Montreal Jazz Festival – Symphony Hall #
July 4      Toronto, ON   Toronto Urban Roots Festival #
July 6      New York, NY   Central Park Summerstage #
July 9      Philadelphia, PA   Mann Center for Performing Arts #
July 10    Boston, MA   Bank of America Pavilion #
July 11     Vienna, VA   Filene Center at Wolf Trap #
* with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
# with Camera Obscura