Zooey Deschanel may be married to Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, but she tells Rolling Stone that nobody — hubby included — is getting a listen to the new She and Him album until she and bandmate M. Ward are satisfied that the LP is finished. Volume Two, due March 23rd, features sunny folk-rock alongside two covers from the Sixties and Seventies, Deschanel tells Rolling Stone in our new issue: Skeeter Davis’ “Gonna Get Along Without You Now” and NRBQ’s “Ridin’ in My Car.” “If I could go back in time, I’d want to be an AM Gold artist,” she says.
Volume 2 — the follow-up to 2008’s Volume 1 — was cut in three different studios in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, as Deschanel worked on acting projects and Ward toured solo and with Monsters of Folk. RS writer Charles Cross writes that on first single “Into the Sun,” Ward generates an acoustic Wall of Sound while Deschanel croons like Ronnie Spector. As Rolling Stone previously reported, Tilly and the Wall also provide guest vocals on “Sun.”
For more on She and Him’s upcoming disc, grab our new issue, on stands now.