she & him- vol. 2 (4/5)

It easy to picture Zooey Deschanel in an old sepia toned boudoir surrounded by everyone’s grandmother’s pearls and lace gloves; her inexplicably beautiful eyes sparking in the fading light of a warm California evening. It’s less easy to picture M. Ward there. His retro is lo-fi: transistor radios and a smoky voice in the chilly Pacific Northwest air. It is this exact juxtaposition that makes Ward and Deschanel a gorgeous aesthetic combination and She & Him a band to be reckoned with.