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She & Him Set to Cover NRBQ on March 23rd Album "Volume 2 "

December 8, 2009 12:00 AM ET

She & Him, the duo of actress Zooey Deschanel and Monsters of Folk's M. Ward, will release the follow-up to their 2008 debut album Volume 1 on March 23rd. Volume 2 will feature 11 new songs from Ward and the newly married Mrs. Ben Gibbard, plus two covers: NRBQ's "Ridin' In My Car" and Skeeter Davis' "Gonna Get Along Without You." The first single "In the Sun" will also feature guest vocals from Tilly and the Wall.

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Between Volume 1 and Volume 2, She & Him — a Breaking act back in March 2008 — found time to cover the Smiths' "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want," which featured in Deschanel's (500) Days of Summer. "It's a more complex song than it seems timing-wise, but he's such a great songwriter and old fashioned in the tradition of the classics — the Gershwins and the Cole Porters — yet writing pop music," Deschanel told Rolling Stone about recording the Smiths' ballad in July. Zooey also reported then that the majority of recording of Volume 2 was already complete.

Volume 2
1. "Thieves"
2. "In The Sun"
3. "Don't Look Back"
4. "Ridin' In My Car"
5. "Lingering Still"
6. "Me And You"
7. "Gonna Get Along Without You Now"
8. "Home"
9. "I'm Gonna Make It Better"
10. "Sing"
11. "Over It Over Again"
12. "Brand New Shoes"
13. "If You Can't Sleep"

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