They took a break after that, as Ward was on tour and Deschanel was filming a movie. Their first public appearance as a band was a year and two months earlier at the Sundance screening of The Go-Getter. On March 17, 2010, She & Him released their second album, Volume Two.They performed at other events and began their first tour in the summer of 2008. The album features eleven original songs written by Deschanel and covers of NRBQ's 1977 single "Ridin' in My Car" and Patience and Prudence's "Gonna Get Along Without You Now", as well as a guest appearance from the indie pop group Tilly and the Wall on the track "In the Sun".The California music scene influenced Ward's production of the album and inspired his guitar work with alt-country singers like Jenny Lewis.Ward and Deschanel recorded in Portland, Oregon in December 2006 and February to March 2007. They also recorded in Mike Coykendall's and Adam Selzer's studios and had a mixing session with Mike Mogis in his Omaha, Nebraska studio in either April or May 2007.Deschanel lived in Los Angeles, but spent much of her childhood traveling because her father shot films on location; she later said that she "hated all the traveling ...
The collaborative end result causes "Stay Awhile" to linger well after the last chord.
Martin Hynes, the director, introduced them to each other and asked them to sing a duet for the film's end credits.
They performed the song "When I Get to the Border" by Richard and Linda Thompson. He was surprised to learn that although she wrote songs she hadn't pursued a career in music.
The next month, Deschanel and Ward were photographed with Brian Wilson in the studio recording his forthcoming album No Pier Pressure which features Deschanel as a guest vocalist on the cha-cha-esque track "On the Island".
; born January 17, 1980) is an American actress and singer-songwriter.