Todays Road Records Album of the Week is Volume II from Zooey Deschanel and M Ward's, She & Him.
The Road Records Review :
"No prizes for guessing this is the second album from She & Him, a band featuring the songwriting skills of none other than M Ward and the truly beautiful voice of actress Zooey Deschanel.
The album features eleven brand new tracks along with covers of "Ridin In My Car" and "Gonna Get Along Without You Now". Anyone familiar with this pairs first album will fall in love with this one from the very first note, it pretty much carries on from where they left us in 2008. It's another dreamy collection of folk-like pop sounds taking in a bit of everything from sixties motown to seventies pop sounds of bands like The Carpenters. The album has a lovely kind of country twang about it too with lots of superb slide guitar action going on throughout.
Basically if you like anything from sixties motown to The Carpenters to The Mamas and Papas with a slight country twist then i cant recommend this highly enough. I can see this one being a real candidate for the soundtrack to the Summer months."
02. In the Sun
03. Don't Look Back
04. Ridin' in My Car
05. Lingering Still
06. Me and You
07. Gonna Get Along Without You Now
10. Over It Over Again
11. Make It Gold
12. Brand New Shoes
13. If You Can't Sleep
Order She & Him: Volume II for €13.99 from Road Records here.
Official Website : http://www.sheandhim.com/
Official Myspace : http://www.myspace.com/sheandhim
*Julie and Dave's Road Records, the amazing independent Dublin record store situated on Fade Street, survived a closing down scare at the end of 2009 but, thankfully, with the help of alot of friends, music-lovers and local musicians the shop is now over the worst of it.
One idea that has helped the lads through these times is a very simple one. An album of the month subscription. Basically the customer pays a membership fee and Road Records post out their album of the month every month.
Check it out here.