She—she’s Zooey Deschanel, a talented actress, probably best known for her duet with Will Ferrell in Elf. Him—he’s Matt Ward, known to most as M. Ward, one of indie rock’s most talented and accomplished songwriters. Together, they are She and Him, the duo responsible for the refreshingly excellent debut record, Volume One. The story goes that the two met on the set of a movie both were working on (Deschanel acting, Ward manning the soundtrack), and realized they loved a lot of the same music: old country and folk, ‘60s girls pop, and lots of other weird Americana. Deschanel let Ward know she had written some songs, and he convinced her to send him the demos. After hearing and loving them, he was quickly won over and talked her into recording with him.