Published Jan 14, 2009Munchausen By Proxy may be a name more suited to Jim Carrey's solo career than a synth pop group starring Zooey Deschanel but the She & Him singer found a role that, like Elf, showcases her now indie-accredited pipes. Of course, the fictitious band she fronts in the latest Carrey vehicle, Yes Man, is nothing close to her sweet as pie little band with M. Ward. MBP finds Zooey tapping into a much more frank, sexualized persona, oozing out lyrics like "I'm not your little whore" or the chorus of "I'm not your late night booty call" while a backing singer from the actual band Von Iva belts out "Whore no more!" Seeing as this all takes place in the environment of a Carrey flick, it's also extremely absurd, and Zooey has fun with it. It's a very different side to both her comedic and musical sides.
If you like this, there's more examples of Munchausen By Proxy's kookiness to be found on the YES MAN soundtrack, as well as a selection of nine songs from the inimitable Eels (including a new one titled "Man Up"), whose front-man Mark Oliver Everett handled the film's music and contributed a pretty funny liner note to the album, praising MBP with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek.