World Cafe

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size

She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas - Merge

This week we have a holiday treat from the ‘girl next door.’ As we know, Zooey Deschanel has found success in featured films and more recently television. But her partnership with M. Ward as the musical outfit She & Him continues to be a passion. In time for the holidays, Matt & Zooey personalize a collection of seasonal favorites in the album A Very She & Him Christmas. They don’t stray too far from the familiar, handling classics like “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “Little Saint Nick” and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” with their signature She & Him playfulness.

Zooey’s onscreen charms has always translated well on record and add to that the comfort of these songs, it’s a natural fit. Matt adds the style points with his wonderful guitar work and an innate coolness as a performer. Unlike their albums, there is an intimacy to this collection in the way that it’s pretty much just Matt & Zooey. In fact, other than Jim Keltner adding a little percussion on a few songs, it is all Matt & Zooey. A Very She & Him Christmas is a welcomed reworking of seminal season favorites by two of our favorite artists! Happy Holidays from WXPN!

Buy XPN's Featured Album of the Week, A Very She & Him at Your purchase that starts here supports WXPN public radio.