Pop Craft

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel have a new album under the name She & Him. It features mostly Deschanel's songs and evokes and exemplifies a classic pop songwriting craft, managing the tricky job of fulfilling expectations while feeling fresh. We'll hear She & Him and also a strikingly similar album, Spring, produced by Brian Wilson in 1972, and a couple songs from Carole King's newly reissued "Tapestry." Plus a view of Pop Craft from outside the system: the music of R. Stevie Moore.

She & Him

R. Stevie Moore

Comments [4]

Brian from NY

Having difficulty locating Spring album produced by Brian Wilson. Help.

May. 03 2008 01:10 PM
Bill Whelan from Manhattan

I am trying to find the song Fair and Tender Ladies which was played either by you or by New Sounds about 5 years ago. It was sung (unless I've misremembered) by a black woman possibly from Newport News or Norfolk -- maybe during the 1950s.

I wrote an article about Rhode Island School of Design several years ago and mentioned yr show.

tel: (212) 399-5764

May. 02 2008 12:28 PM
Christophe from Brooklyn

Stunning program as always. I never miss it. Thank you.

Apr. 27 2008 08:06 PM
David Garland from Manhattan

Here's the playlist for this show, featuring Artist - Song - Album - Record Company:

She & Him – This Is Not a Test – Volume One – Merge

She & Him – I Thought I Saw Your Face Today – Volume One – Merge

Spring – Thinkin’ ‘Bout You Baby – Spring – Rhino

Spring – Sweet Mountain – Spring – Rhino

She & Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? – Volume One – Merge

Spring – Down Home – Spring – Rhino

Carole King – So Far Away – Tapestry (live) – Legacy

Carole King – Beautiful – Tapestry (live) – Legacy

The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement – The Age of the Understatement – Domino

The Last Shadow Puppets – In My Room – The Age of the Understatement – Domino

The Last Shadow Puppets – Only the Truth – The Age of the Understatement – Domino

R. Stevie Moore – Teen Routines – Meet the R. Stevie Moore – Cherry Red

R. Stevie Moore – I Hope That You Remember – Meet the R. Stevie Moore – Cherry Red

R. Stevie Moore – I Play Myself Some Music – Meet the R. Stevie Moore – Cherry Red

Apr. 27 2008 07:58 PM

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