A Wasteland Companion

M. WardApril 10, 2012
Indie℗ 2012 Merge Records
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M. Ward is probably best known since 2006 as the Him to Zooey Deschanel's She in retro-pop duo She & Him, but Ward's cred as a solo singer/songwriter goes way back, evolving from early lo-fi folk recordings to a much broader and more sonically diverse palette. A Wasteland Companion, his eighth studio album, draws on all of that experience, juxtaposing bare, finger-picked acoustic songs like "Clean Slate" or "There's a Key" with the expansive, Wall of Sound pop of "Primitive Girl" or the country-tinged "Sweetheart." There's more of the stripped-down stuff than the latter, but Ward's classicist songwriting chops and appealingly rich, raspy voice do both with ease, and even his simplest arrangements go unexpected places, like the ambient outro of wavering strings and reverberating space on the album's title track.

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Clean Slate2:51
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Primitive Girl3:10
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Me and My Shadow (feat. Zooey Deschanel)2:36
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Sweetheart (feat. Zooey Deschanel)3:31
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I Get Ideas2:39
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The First Time I Ran Away3:17
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A Wasteland Companion2:54
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Watch the Show3:40
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There's a Key2:52
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Crawl After You3:40
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Wild Goose2:35
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Pure Joy2:57
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Additional Information

Total length
36:42
Tracks
12
Released
April 10, 2012
Label
℗ 2012 Merge Records
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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