It marks the follow up to 2010's Volume Two, technically; although there was that dalliance with Christmas songs in the middle. Which is to say nothing of Deschanel becomes television's The New Girl, and Ward turning out his latest solo LP, A Wasteland Companion.
Merge promises an album of 11 Deschanel originals and three covers, though fails to specify what. So let's guess! "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" is clearly the Connie Francis standard. And "Snow Queen" would assumedly be the Carole King song, as covered by The Association (though let us secretly hope it's Pearls Before Swine's "Snow Queen," a far creepier choice). And, well, maybe "Baby" is another Donnie & Joe Emerson run-through?
Anyway: enough nerdery. She & Him are touring in support of the record come your American summer. That's the cover are of Volume 3 over there. And this is the tracklist of Volume 3 down here...
Volume 3 Track List:
1. "I've Got Your Number, Son"
2. "Never Wanted Your Love"
4. "I Could've Been Your Girl"
5. "Turn to White"
6. "Somebody Sweet to Talk To"
7. "Something's Haunting You"
9. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"
10. "Snow Queen"
11. "Sunday Girl"
13. "Shadow of Love"
14. "Reprise (I Could've Been Your Girl)"
June 13: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
June 15: Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater
June 16: Austin, TX - Moody Theatre
June 18: Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theater
June 19: Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan
June 21: San Diego, CA - SDU Open Air Theatre
June 22: Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
June 23: Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
June 25: Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Gardens
June 27: Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Stir Cove
June 29: Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
July 1: Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium
July 3: Montréal, QC - Symphony Hall
July 4: Toronto, ON - Urban Roots Festival
July 6: New York, NY - Central Park
July 9: Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts
July 10: Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
July 11: Vienna, VA - Filene Center