Friday, April 25, 2008

Music Video of the Day: She, Him, Yo

So, here's a clip from Conan the other night: ittsiest of the it-girls (and bangsiest of the bangs-sporting actresses), Zooey Deschanel, performing with M. Ward and--how's this for street cred?--Blogger E darlings Yo La Tengo (or as one youtube commenter puts it, a "buch [sic] of fatasses in music class "). I prefer this song to the one they did on Conan, but either gives you a pretty good idea of what their deal is.

Deschanel is one of those "celebrities" whose name I'd heard bandied about without ever having any sense of what she looked like or what films she's appeared in, but I've been feeling the She & Him album (much of which she wrote, Scar Jo), and know who she is now. Her throw-back lyrics, awkward tambourining, and folksy twang are all win-win in my book.


hemanzero said...

Adil I knew that you would love this album. Aren't a number of the tracks covers, though?

cold4thestreets said...

Hey, Welcome to this blog, HMZ. There are only two covers--Smokey Robinson's "You Really Got A Hold of Me", and your faves' (the Beatles) "Should Have Known Better." The rest is original content, though it owes massive debts to Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris et al., obvs.