Perhaps we should call them the First Couple of Indie Rock.
The confirmation comes hours after many celebrity gossip sites had incorrectly reported that Deschanel was engaged to a different musician:
In addition to her roles in films like "Elf" and "Yes Man," Deschanel fronts the critically lauded She & Him duo with singer/songwriter M. Ward. Their debut album, Volume One, was featured on several 2008 "Best Of" lists — including ours.
Deschanel had previously dated actor/musician Jason Schwartzman and Mickey Madden from Maroon Five. Various Web sites are reporting that the couple have been dating for almost a year, and they shared the stage together — dueting on a cover of the Everly Brothers' "Dream" — at an Obama fundraiser in August.
Deschanel's She & Him released their debut album on indie stalwart Merge Records earlier this year. Gibbard's Death Cab released a string of albums on tiny Barsuk Records from 1998-2004 (not to mention the ultra-successful Postal Service album Give Up on Sub Pop in '03) until making the leap to the majors with 2005's Plans. In May, DCFC's Narrow Stairs debuted at #1 on the Billboard albums chart.