Published Jan 17, 2017Since releasing her last full-length album Charmer in 2012, Aimee Mann has flexed her comedy chops on Portlandia, contributed music to HBO's Vinyl, started a band with Ted Leo, and even combined the worlds of music and comedy for her 2014 track "I'm Cured." She's ready with a brand new solo album of her own, though, and it's coming soon.
Titled Mental Illness, the record will arrive on March 31 through Mann's own SuperEgo Records.
The 11-song offering was produced by Paul Bryan, and the "almost all-acoustic" sound was inspired by a lot of Mann's favourite folk-rock records from the 1960s and '70s. Mann was joined in the studio by Jonathan Coulton on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jay Bellerose on drums, and Jamie Edwards on piano, as well as co-writing partner John Roderick and her the Both bandmate Ted Leo on backing vocals.
The album opens with "Goose Snow Cone," which Mann has already shared online. Listen to it over here, and see the complete LP tracklist below.
Below, you'll also find a list of Mann's just-announced upcoming tour dates, which include one Canadian stop in Toronto on April 26.
1. Goose Snow Cone
2. Stuck In The Past
3. You Never Loved Me
5. Lies Of Summer
6. Patient Zero
7. Good For Me
8. Knock It Off
9. Philly Sinks
10. Simple Fix
11. Poor Judge
04/20 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
04/21 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
04/22 New York, NY - The Town Hall
04/24 Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
04/25 Albany, NY - The Egg Center For The Performing Arts
04/26 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
04/28 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
04/29 Chicago, IL - Park West
04/30 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
05/02 Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
05/03 Minneapolis, MN - Fitzgerald Theatre
05/05 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theatre
05/06 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
05/08 Missoula, MT - The Wilma
05/09 Seattle, WA - Neptune
05/10 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
05/12 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theatre
05/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel