Actors That Really Can Sing

The film (500) Days of Summer opens this weekend. That being said (even though this is a “ticket” site) we don’t actually sell tickets to movies. I overhear this fact repeated by our sales reps on the phone from time to time to slightly confused individuals. This isn’t about tickets to the movie, but tickets to the movie’s star’s band.

Zooey Deschanel at SXSW, Photo by Julio Enriquez @ Flickr.

Zooey Deschanel at SXSW, Photo by Julio Enriquez, Flickr.

The star in question is Zooey Deschanel, who, when not staring in everything from indie to genre flicks, fronts an indie folk band called She & Him. Zooey’s primary claim to geek fame is having portrayed Tricia McMillan in the film adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. History is replete with examples of what happens when “the actor wants to sing”, but this one has a much happier ending.

The “Him” is guitarist/producer M. Ward, who met Zooey on the 2007 film The Go-Getter. She & Him released their first album, conservatively titled Volume One, on March 18th 2008, but didn’t actually appear on stage as a band until over a year later. Zooey writes the songs for She & Him, and their work on Volume One was critically praised. Paste Magazine named it their 2008 album of the year.

A follow-up album is planned for somtime in 2010, also written by Zooey, to be called… wait for it… Volume Two. Since they don’t appear on stage all that often, you could head on over to the She & Him Tickets page and sign up for email alerts.

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