Tuesday, October 27, 2015
An American Look Back
She & Him is the pop music duo of Zoey Deschanel (the uncertain rebel hippie of Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous) and guitarist/producer M. Ward (sorry, I got nothing on this guy; the world is full of unsung guitar talent). Their aesthetic is decidedly retro-lux, and their presentation is reminiscent of my favourites the Style Council. I discovered this video one night while obsessively searching for vintage stereophonic console cabinets.
I was instantly captivated and charmed. I had to know more. I had to hear more. Thanks to the aforementioned obsessiveness, I quickly pieced together that their video was almost a direct cribbing of a Chevrolet film short from 1958 celebrating American Design. Wow.