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In addition to releasing never-before-heard Christmas covers with Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward has been keeping busy, prepping for a 2022 European tour. Now, the indie-folk stalwart has shared a solo cover, and this time it’s not Christmas-related. Ward has released a delicate cover of the Sugarcubes’ classic 1987 breakout single “Birthday.”

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She & Him, the retro pop project of Monster Of Folk M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel, are probably best known for their Christmas albums. A Very She & Him Christmas, their first foray into holiday music, turned 10 years old this week, and to celebrate its birthday, the duo are releasing a 10th anniversary deluxe edition of the LP featuring previously unreleased tracks from the same sessions. They shared a cover of Madonna’s “Holiday” from the reissue last month. And now they’re back with “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” the Meredith Willson classic popularized by Perry Como and Bing Crosby in 1951, which they somehow hadn’t covered already. Listen below.

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“There was something broken in her voice,” says Ward, whose new album, released amid a Holiday renaissance, reinterprets songs associated with the legendary jazz singer For more, check out: (Source)

People should talk about Wild Honey more. When whatever latest exploration of the great albums of the ’60s happens, you can expect certain recurring names — Pet Sounds, naturally, always high on the list. And while it’s not as if Wild Honey is some lost cult classic, it gets unfairly overshadowed by Pet Sounds’ admittedly/justifiably […]

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. Conor Oberst did not plan this. Releasing a new Bright Eyes song called “Forced Convalescence” at a time when so many people are confined to […]