This Tuesday’s new releases

It seems like just yesterday I saw “Captain America” in theaters over the summer, and today is hit stores on DVD. Insert nostalgic sigh here.

While I have yet to purchase it, I hear the DVD has some pretty tasty extras like behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.

In music news, my faves She & Him released their very first Christmas album today. While I am quite possibly the biggest She & Him fan on the planet, I cannot bring myself to even think about listening to this disc yet. I still don’t even have my Halloween costume together yet! Once turkey time has come and gone, expect a review of the album in it’s entirety, but for now, I’ll give you a glimpse of the cover art, because that’s all the holiday spirit I can muster right now…

Tis the season? Not quite yet!

 

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Zooey Deschanel & Winnie The Pooh

These are a few of my favorite things!

Check out a sneak preview of Zooey’s song “So Long,” one of many she is contributing to the “Winnie the Pooh” film soundtrack.

“Winnie the Pooh” hits theaters July 15. And, as a then-21-year-old, I will have no problem seeing it at my local cineplex.

July’s 100 Albums for $5

Beat the summer heat with some new albums, courtesy of Amazon.com.

Each month, the site offers 100 albums for the low price of $5. This month, Broken Bells’ debut is dirt cheap, along with Iron & Wine’s “The Shepherd’s Dog,” Brandi Carlile’s “Give Up the Ghost,” M. Ward’s “Hold Time” and 96 others.

Check out the list for yourself here and watch a live version of M. Ward’s “Never Had Nobody Like You” below.

Get ’em before Aug. 1!

Tired Pony is Nothing to Run From

My inner fan girl is freaking out right now. Care to guess why?

No, Jack White hasn’t formed another band (hey, I can dream, right?)

Imagine a world of musical perfection, where members of Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian and R.E.M. team up to form a fantastic supergroup.

Dream no more, people, because this one’s a reality.

They’re called Tired Pony and are led by Snow Patrol Singer Gary Lightbody.

Click here to find out the rest!

Music That Fits Just as Well as Your Jeans

Personally, I have to place the importance of music in my life before my Levi’s.

However, I must give the company props for its new campaign, “Levi’s Pioneer Sessions: The Revival Recordings,” which allows a diverse group of musicians to select and cover a song that has personally influenced them.

Click here to continue reading and download a free song by She & Him!

“Volume Two” arrives over a week early

Last week She & Him released a delightfully perky music video for the duo’s single, “In The Sun.”  This week, they topped that with a free stream of their yet to be released sophomore album, “Volume Two.”

The disc hits iTunes and store shelves a week from tomorrow, March 23rd.  Personally, this date has been marked on my calendar and committed to memory for what seems like an eternity.  Because of this, I was thrilled to find that NPR posted an exclusive first listen of the entire album this morning.

I’m going to save my review of “Volume Two” for next week, so keep an eye out for it.  The iTunes version of the album comes with a bonus track, “I Knew It Would Happen This Way,” and I feel that writing a review without it would be incomplete.

I will say this though:  some early reviews I’ve seen have been complaining that there’s too much She (Zooey Deschanel) and not enough Him (M. Ward).  Zooey did write all of the tracks for the album, and it might be a little She heavy this time, but I’m loving it so far.  Also, if you choose to only listen to one track, let it be “Ridin’ In My Car.”

Ok, seriously, that’s all I’m going to say for now.

Check back next week and enjoy the free stream until Tuesday!

She & Him video for “In The Sun”

Indie-duo She & Him unveiled the first video from their upcoming album today.

The pair, better known as Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, will be releasing their second album, “Volume 2,” on March 23.

Until then, check out the video for “In The Sun” below.  It’s pretty much impossible to be unhappy after watching it, it’s just that darling.

“In The Sun”: A She & Him Preview

Attention, She & Him fans!

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward have released a track off their upcoming sophomore album, “Volume 2” two months early.

One of thirteen songs on the album,  “In The Sun” does not disappoint.  The track provides fans with a taste of what to expect:  the same raw talent the duo displayed on “Volume 1.”

“Volume 2” drops March 23, but for now, check out “In The Sun” here.

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