File this one under: Reasons I should never go 3 years without a Rolling Stone subscription.

Last December, I was still pretty new to Spotify, but began exploring their Christmas tunes selection.  The She & Him Christmas album had just come out and was showing up often, so I figured I’d give it a whirl.  I looked at the cover, which was a picture of them, and realized the “She” was the actress from Elf (Zooey Deschanel).  Didn’t know she was also a musician.  Or let alone had a band.  I listened to the album a lot in December and really liked it.  But then January came and I stopped listening.

A month went by and upon a trip to see the Rubottom’s, I learned that I must (MUST) start watching New Girl (starring the “She”).  As per usual, I kept that in my back pocket for a month or so.  Then I caught up on the series on Hulu and fell in love with it.  Totally hilarious.  And then another month goes by and somehow I stumble upon the fact that She & Him had put out two albums prior to the Christmas one.

And since then, I’ve become slightly obsessed with both.  They have a really cool vintage feel to them… a little bit oldies, a little bit sunny 70’s Cali pop and a little bit Phil Spector Wall of Sound.  Obviously, I dig all of it.  And the cool thing I’ve learned about buying records these days (new ones, not used) is that not only do you get the record, but a free MP3 download of the album.

Come to find out, they played SxSW two years ago.  If only I had known about them then.  The “Him” (M. Ward) will be performing at ACL this year, so I’m excited about that.  It would be awesome if “She” would make a guest appearance, but I can understand if she doesn’t, so long as she’s filming new episodes of New Girl.

Favorite songs:

Ridin’ In My Car
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
I Thought I Saw Your Face Today
I Was Made For You
Black Hole

Sweet Darlin’

Just a warning… some of their songs are extremely catchy and have the ability to get stuck in your head for days.

And in case you were curious… I’ve recently re-subscribed to Rolling Stone.