CD REVIEW: She & Him "Volume Two"

"Volume One" was awesome. "Volume Two" is equally awesome. She & Him are one of the most intesting musical groups to come around in a while, and they are creating some of the best and most unique indie music around. Zooey Deschanel, who is the "She" in the band, is not only a great actress but also a great singer, with an incredibly crisp and beautiful voice. M. Ward, the "He," is a very musical guitarist and vocalist. This whole thing is just a side project to their day jobs (Deschanel has her superb performances on the big screen while Ward has his solo career and his time with Monsters Of Folk). Regardless of where this project came from, the fact remains that it's amazing. The disc sounds like a throwback to american folk music from the 50's and 60's, with an amazing AM radio vibe throughout. "In The Sun," "Thieves," and "Ridin' In My Car" are all outstanding songs. There is no band out there making this type of music this good, and to think that both Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward are doing all of this on the side is incredible. Hopefully She & Him will continue to make beautiful music, and if their other careers don't work out, this one will always be there. And who knows, someday we might get a "Volume Ten."