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She & Him sign to Columbia

By | Published on Monday 30 June 2014

She & Him

Big-eyed ‘New Girl’ Zooey Zeschanel and that man named M Ward, aka super-cute harmonic pop duo She & Him, have come over all ‘major’, signing to Sony Music’s Columbia Records. The pair, who have released three LPs (and one Christmas gift compilation) since 2008 via ex-label Merge, are expected to make a new record appear later this year.

Confirming the news last week, Billboard was swift to point to alt-rock band Spoon’s recent-ish exit from Merge, implying some kind of collective desire amongst its bigger acts to leave the indie high and dry. Still, it’s only an opinion, and also Ward remains signed to Merge on a solo basis, so I’m staying calm for now.