She & Him will have a new album coming up along with an upcoming tour!
She & Him, the alt-folk duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, will release its third non-holiday full-length, “Volume 3,” on May 7 through Merge Records. Shortly after, Deschanel and Ward will embark on a tour of North America, beginning on June 14 in Nashville.
Produced by Ward and recorded in New York, Portland and Los Angeles, “Volume 3″ will include 11 original tracks penned by Deschanel and three covers, including a new take on Mel Carter’s “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.” Mike Watt, Tilly and the Wall, Rilo Kiley’s Pierre de Reeder and DeVotchka’s Tom Hagerman will make guest appearances on the LP.
She & Him’s “Volume Two” has sold 254,000 copies since its 2010 release according to Nielsen SoundScan, but the duo’s best-seller remains “A Very She & Him Christmas,” which has moved a whopping 354,000 units since 2011. Since its 2008 debut on Merge (titled — you guessed it — “Volume One”), She & Him has sold over 900,000 copies of its three full-lengths, according to SoundScan.
In between albums, Deschanel has stayed busy starring in the Fox sitcom “New Girl,” while Ward released his seventh solo album, “A Wasteland Companion,” last April.
Here are She & Him’s upcoming tour dates:
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)
Jul 1: Ann Arbor, MI (Hill Auditorium)
Jul 3: Montreal, QUE (Montreal Jazz Festival – Symphony Hall)
Jul 4: Toronto, ON (Toronto Urban Roots Festival)
Jul 6: New York, NY (Central Park Summerstage)
Jul 9: Philadelphia, PA (Mann Center for Performing Arts)
Jul 10: Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion)
Jul 11: Vienna, VA (Filene Center at Wolf Trap)
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You worked with some of the greatest directors in the world last year. What were some of the biggest takeaways from the ways those guys worked going into directing your first feature?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Great question. Getting the chance to work with and watch Rian [Johnson] and Chris [Nolan] and Steven [Spielberg] all in one year was a big part of why I felt encouraged to go try. One thing I could say that I noticed that all three of those guys had in common, and they’re all three very different filmmakers, but they all have a great sense of balancing their vision, that they’ve done their homework for, and [being ready for] spontaneous things that arrive on the day.
Julianne Moore: That’s a hard thing to do.
JGL: It is, and that I think is right at the crux of what makes a good director: is knowing when to stick to what you thought it was going to be and when to go with what it’s now sort of coming to be. Rian and Chris and Steven are all really good at that, and it was something I sort of cheated on and kept in mind a lot while I was directing. Oftentimes it would be like, “This is one of those moments! I’m being asked right now if we’re going to do it the way I thought we were going to do it or if we’re going to try something new. All right.” Those are the decisions that I think make up a lot of what a director does.
The film focuses on a man addicted to masturbating to porn. What made you want to tell such a gutsy and risky story for your first directorial feature?
JGL : I mean, I’ll tell you how I got to that subject matter. But…I knew that if I was going to make a movie and be in charge then I wanted to do something that I couldn’t do otherwise. You know? I wanted to do something that would probably have not happened if I wasn’t making it happen. So, you know I made a short film that played here at Sundance called “Sparks,” which I really like and I’m really proud of it. It’s an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard short story and while I think it’s really good, it wasn’t something that could not have happened without me. You know what I mean? If that makes sense.
Tony Danza: [It was] more conventional.
JGL: It was more conventional. I mean, Elmore Leonard is a genre writer that is arguably the best at that crime genre. But I knew if I was going to write and direct a movie I wanted to really try something, and I wanted to try to make a love story. What I’ve noticed about love is what’s always getting in the way — people objectifying each other. Putting expectations on each other that they’ve learned from various places. Whether it’s their family or from friends or from their church or from the media. So I thought a love story about a relationship between a guy who watches too much porn and girl who watches too many romantic Hollywood movies would really bring that theme out. And that was the beginning of it.
TD: You have to wonder what’s harder on relationships, right? Is it the romantic ideal? Or was it the pornography?
JGL: I think it’s really…
TD: Too close to call? [laughing]