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Aimee Mann: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

“This song is called ‘You Never Loved Me’ — it’s another cheery, optimistic number,” says Aimee Mann, introducing the second of four songs in this Tiny Desk Concert. She has been writing songs on the human condition — more often than not with a strong sense of humor to underpin the inevitable melancholy — as far back as the ’80s, when she was the singer and bassist in Boston’s The Young Snakes. Mann’s newest solo record, the first in five years, is baldly called Mental Illness — clearly, there’s a deep honesty within these songs.

Set List:

You Never Loved Me
Goose Snow Cone
Patient Zero


Aimee Mann (vocals, guitar); Jonathan Coulton (guitar, vocals); Paul Bryan (bass, vocals); Jamie Edwards (piano, vocals)

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Aimee Mann’s New Album Mental Illness Out March 31, 2017


Aimee Mann’s new album, Mental Illness, is out on March 31st. You can listen to the full version of “Goose Snow Cone” below and pre-order the album at www.aimeemann.com. Upcoming tour dates are HERE.

Mann discussed the album with Rolling Stone:

Aimee Mann says her upcoming LP, Mental Illness, is the “saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re-all-waltzes-so-be-it-record” she could possibly write. The singer-songwriter’s ninth studio album, her first since 2012’s Charmer, is out March 31st via SuperEgo Records.

‘It’s like having a candy coating, and then the inside is totally different’

Mann showcases that sad, folky approach on lead single “Goose Snow Cone,” which is available to stream on her website. “Even birds of a feather find it hard to fly,” she croons over fingerpicked acoustic guitars and strings.

Mann says she wrote the material assuming the general public views her work as “really depressing.” “I don’t know – people may have a different viewpoint – but that’s my own interpretation of the cliché about me,” she said. “I mean, calling it Mental Illness makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.”

The 11-track album, which was inspired by her favorite Sixties and Seventies folk-rock LPs, features a core studio crew of Jonathan Coulton (acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Jay Bellerose (drums), Jamie Edwards (piano), co-writer John Roderick and longtime producer Paul Bryan (string arrangements). Ted Leo, who recently collaborated with Mann in their joint side-project, the Both, adds background vocals.

Track Listing

1. Goose Snow Cone
2. Stuck In The Past
3. You Never Loved Me
4. Rollercoasters
5. Lies Of Summer
6. Patient Zero
7. Good For Me
8. Knock It Off
9. Philly Sinks
10. Simple Fix
11. Poor Judge

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Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Join Forces As The Both; Listen To The First Single “Milwaukee” Here


The Both, a new duo consisting of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, will release their debut album The Both on April 15, 2014 through Mann’s own SuperEgo Records. 


In advance, Rolling Stone is premiering the outstanding “Milwaukee,” a hook-injected rocker with great soloing and an unwavering beat and you can listen to the song HERE.

 Leo’s roots are in the punk and indie movements, having fronted Ted Leo and the Pharmacists for 15 years. His most recent set, The Brutalist Bricks, was released on Matador in 2010. Mann’s eighth album Charmer was released in September 2012. In support of their new disc, the Both will launch a U.S. tour at Pearl Street in Northampton, MA on April 24th. Tour dates are available HERE.

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Sam Jones From Off Camera Interviews Aimee Mann

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Off Camera is a website, magazine, television show, and podcast that is hosted by photographer/director Sam Jones. He created the show out of his passion for the long form conversational interview, and as a way to share his conversations with a myriad of artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, and writers that pique his interest. This week he interviewed singer songwriter Aimee Mann.

Mann, the Boston born Grammy winner and self-described Oscar loser, was recently named to NPR’s list of the ten finest living songwriters. With surprising humor and optimism, Mann lets us in on her bumpy journey, a few surprising hobbies and why, after a career-long struggle to make a living with her art, she believes there’s always a next step.

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Aimee Mann Streaming Live on June 3, 2008 at Amoeba.com

Aimee Mann will be playing live at Amoeba Records at 6400 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on June 3rd 6PM PST. Watch the show here.




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