Volume Two, an album that is essentially a reworking of their 2008 debut.
As on Volume One Deschanel and Ward offer us another full disc of Phil Spectorized songs very reminiscent of 1960's girl groups such as The Dixie Cups and The Shangri-Las. While there is nothing new or musically adventurous about any of this music it's all quite fun to listen to. Deschanel wrote eleven of the thirteen songs and there are two covers, "Ridin' in My Car" and "Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now." They reach back all the way to 1952 for the latter tune which has been on the charts on four separate occasions, by four different artists, most recently by Skeeter Davis in 1964.
Deschanel, known to most people as the actress who played alongside Will Ferrell in Elf, or more recently as the female lead in (500) Days of Summer, has a pleasant if not powerful voice. Sometimes she sounds a little flat but her exuberance and Ward's arrangements compensate for it nicely.
If you haven't heard She & Him yet here is the official video for the single "In The Sun," a typical example of their innocent pop music.