She & Him consists of the pairing of Zooey Deschanel and M.Ward. For 6 years, She & Him have been taking the indie world by storm as they churn out hits for the world to hear. This unlikely pairing has had their music skyrocket to the top of “The Billboard 200,” reaching as high as #1 for “Top Independent Albums” for 2011 and 2012. The success of She & Him’s first album, Volume One, came out of left field, as Deschanel and Ward’s seemingly unlikely pairing—the effervescent actress-singer and the sought-after yet self-effacing guitarist—proved to sound absolutely right. While Deschanel writes the music for the duo, and Ward produces and arranges the pieces, both artists share a great love for incorporating harmonies in all of their tracks.
The Scottish ensemble Camera Obscura formed in 1996, and have since become one of the finest pop bands around. Their newest release Desire Lines was recently released to a ton of critical acclaim, many noting that it’s impressive that a band that has been around for so long can continue to top themselves with each album. Traceyanne Campbell’s crisp and clear voice is one of Scotland’s most valued treasures.
Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.
Event website: http://www.bowerypresents.com/event/217731-she-him-new-york