"Beautifully simple love songs delivered with a summer"
"She" is Zooey Deschanel, indie boys' movie-star crush of choice. "Him" is M. Ward, the rootsy guitarist.
Together they pose as a great lost Seventies AM-gold couple. Their acoustic vibe conjures up a time-travel fantasy of key parties, hot tubs and Chablis-crazed groping behind the spider plants.
If this is your kind of thing, you will love this record, because Deschanel and Ward definitely know their mellow.
In every song, they sound like they wish they were cruising in their Le Car, hitting the beach at Martha's Vineyard with James and Carly to pound strawberry daiquiris and sing "Mockingbird." Whoops — don't want to be late for that Mo Udall rally!