She & Him Play First of Two NYC Shows

She & Him play their first of two shows at Central Park's SummerStage

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She & Him play their first of two shows at Central Park's SummerStage. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Scottish indie pop band Camera Obscura opened the show with a 45 minute set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Camera Obscura's guitarist and vocalist Tracyanne Campbell. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Camera Obscura's set served as a melodic introduction for the night as the venue filled up. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Signs like this one were posted all over the venue and a similar announcement was made prior to She & Him's set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Zooey Deschanel serves as one half of She & Him, providing vocals, tambourine, piano and ukele. Photos by Michel Dussack
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M. Ward is the other half of She & Him providing guitar and backing vocals. Photos by Michel Dussack
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She & Him played a nearly two hour set that spanned 26 songs, 10 of which were various covers. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The duo weren't alone on stage, and were in fact surrounded by at least six other musicians including two backup signers. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The set drew from the band's three studio albums (not counting their Christmas album, of course), while favoring the "Volume One" and "Volume 3." Photos by Michel Dussack
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While most bands cover well known songs, most of the covers that She & Him played were obscure, with a handful of exceptions. Photos by Michel Dussack
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M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel make eye contact while singing together. Photos by Michel Dussack
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After playing 22 songs, the group decided to end their set, though it wasn't long before they were called back for an encore. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The first two songs of the encore were well known covers - Blondie's "Sunday Girl" and Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven." Photos by Michel Dussack
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The encore ended with one of She & Him's biggest songs "Sweet Darlin'" and again, the band left the stage. Photos by Michel Dussack
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However, the group returned for a second encore. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The song that ended the night was a cover of Screamin' Jay Hawks' "I Put A Spell On You." Photos by Michel Dussack
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