Posts Tagged ‘Zooey Deschanel’

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Tony LaRussa Edition

Solo Lally: From his home in Italy, Fugazi expat Joe Lally talks to the Riverfront Times of St. Louis about life as a solo artist. The interview is nothing shattering, just mostly about how nice it is to live in Italy and a little about being a "guy from Fugazi." Of the latter, the bassist said: [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘[D.C. Music Geeks] Love the ’90s’ Edition

TeenBeat Records had its big reunion do at the Black Cat on Saturday. (Before the show, BYT interviewed the label’s founder, Mark Robinson, Deborah Solomon-style.) Aaron Leitko was at the gig, as was J.L. Fischer, and pretty much every other D.C. music geek. The verdict? Leitko’s review for WaPo was tepid. Fischer said it [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Music 2008: Indie Rock Rediscovers The Joys Of Tape Hiss

In a good way, indie rock got smaller in 2008.
D.C. rediscovered its love for vinyl (the story of the year is the resurgence of the mom-and-pop record store). A neighborhood—Mount Pleasant—stood up against anti-live-music NIMBYs. Even a local band or two seemed to surprise all of us (Deleted Scenes).
There's a new underground, a real underground, [...]