New duet from M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel
Actress Zooey Deschanel has a swanky cabaret-tinged lilt to her voice that's resonated well with me ever since she cautiously sang along with Will Ferrell in the movie Elf, and you know how much I love the humid crackle of M. Ward.
Now they've joined forces to record a cover of the Richard and Linda Thompson duet "When I Get To The Border" for the new independent film The Go-Getter. The film is directed by Martin Hynes (Stealing Harvard) and stars Lou Taylor Pucci (Thumbsucker), Jena Malone (who sings now too) and Zooey Deschanel. It was debuted at Sundance this past February and is on the hunt for a distributor to bring the goodness to the masses, hopefully by the end of the year.
M. Ward apparently scored the whole film, and the soundtrack also features Elliott Smith ("Coast to Coast"), The Black Keys ("10am Automatic"), and The Replacements.
When I Get To The Border - M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel
M.'s been on a soundtrack kick lately (such expressive atmospheric tunes add richness to any film) -- note his performance of the Jesse-Harris-penned tune "Crooked Lines" for the new Ethan Hawke film The Hottest State. That soundtrack is out next week, August 7th, on the newly-resurrected Hickory Records.