Posts Tagged ‘M. Ward’

The Sleigher: She & Him, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

HO HO WHO: She: doe-eyed manic pixie dream girl whose new Fox sitcom re-ushered "adorkable" into the cultural lexicon. Him: earnest singer-songwriter on Merge Records whose lo-fi ditties double as car-advertisement jingles. Together, they are She & Him, whose new album, A Very She & Him Christmas, is guaranteed to soundtrack every ugly Christmas sweater [...]

Morning Roundup: Pink Floyd, Quentin Tarantino, and Lindsay Lohan Lawsuits Edition

Morning, readers.
*Pink Floyd takes action against its record label, EMI, over a dispute for online royalties. EMI should know by now: "How can you have your pudding if you don't eat any meat?"
*She & Him release their newest school-themed music video for "In the Sun," further proving my theory that M. Ward looks like Robert [...]

The Best Kinda Sorta Folk Albums of 2009

It was a good year to be young and bearded. A good decade, really. The aughts kicked off with the release of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, whose soundtrack opened the eyes of at least one generation to the pleasures of underproduced plucking and simple melodies; and ended with three harbingers of the so-called "indie [...]

Reviewed: Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk might seem like an inappropriate moniker for indie darlings Jim James, M. Ward, Conor Oberst, and Oberst collaborator Mike Mogis.
The supergroup kicks off its self-titled debut with a number that might fit more comfortably in the genre of Christian R&B pop: “Sometimes it’s so hard to believe in/But God, I know you [...]

9:30 Two-fer: Fleet Foxes and M. Ward

I’ve heard the Name Game play out in many contexts, but at a concert—between the drummer and some guy standing ten rows into the audience—was a new one. “Do you know Rebecca Callahan*?” shouted a tall kid in a white Polo. “She was, like, two grades ahead…”
“Rebecca, oh, yeah,” replied Fleet Foxes drummer J. [...]

Weekend Music Round-Up


M. Ward, Chain & the Gang. 9:30 club. $25. All ages.
Deanna Bogart & Tom Principato Band. Birchmere. $25.
Shortstack, Lorelei, The Moderate. Black Cat. $10. All ages.
The Charm Offensive, Lanterns, Drunken Banshees, Free Electric State. The Red & The Black. $8. +21.
The Method, Ramzy, The Frustrations, Justin Trawick. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10. All ages.
Sunsets with [...]

Leak Proof: Beck, Wu Tang Clan, She & Him, Gareth Williams

Beck: "I'm Waiting For My Man"
The Velvet Underground's original version of this song made scoring drugs sound exotic and cool. Beck's cover, on the other hand, is probably a little closer to reality. The second offering from the singer's Record Club website, where the singer will be covering The Velvet Underground & Nico in its [...]

M. Ward at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

For many, Matt Ward is best known as one half of She & Him, the indie-folk duo Zooey Deschanel (the Ward's other half in the band) foisted into the limelight last March. But to those who know better, M. Ward is the Fahey-following, finger-plucking guitar hero whose jaw-dropping performance Saturday night silenced the sold-out crowd [...]