MP3 At 3PM: Mike Coykendall

When you have an all-star team, it’s hard not to make a great song. Mike Coykendall, a star in his own right, brought in Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper) and Zooey Deschanel (She & Him, hipster dream-girl extraordinaire) for a small folk gem called “The Hippie Girl.” The backing vocals from Gibbard and Deschanel (recently divorced), whistling and lap steel come together to form a quaint ode to that special kind of lady. When Coykendall croons, “She’s perfect for you,” it’s hard not to agree. Coykendall’s latest, Chasing Away The Dots (Fluff And Gravy), is out September 18. Download “The Hippie Girl” below.

“The Hippie Girl” (download):