3/22/2017

Aimee Mann debuts video for "Goose Snow Cone" + Mental Illness out March 31

AIMEE MANN DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR “GOOSE SNOW CONE”
MENTAL ILLNESS OUT MARCH 31 VIA SUPEREGO RECORDS
SPRING TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
“One of the top 10 living songwriters along with Paul McCartney,
Bob Dylan and
Bruce Springsteen.”
“One of the finest songwriters
of her generation.” 
Aimee Mann’s music video for her track “Goose Snow Cone” debuts today. Of the video Mann says, “I wrote ‘Goose Snow Cone’ when I was on tour in Ireland, on a cold and snowy day. I was feeling very homesick when I saw a picture on Instagram of a cat I know named Goose. Her fluffy white face was looking up at the camera in a very plaintive way, like a little snowball, and I started singing a little song about her that turned into a song about loneliness. I intended to change the lyrics but could never find a phrase to replace the one I started with. When it came time to make a video, I knew the original Goose had to be in it. Her owners are my friends Rob and Puloma who coincidentally produce and direct videos. One of my cats had recently gone through a long illness and I was thinking about that when I came up with the idea for the video, and I knew Puloma had to star in it, as she has a very lovely and expressive face. The vet in the video is my actual vet and he’s a great guy. It was not easy wrangling Goose but the magic of editing makes it all work!” Watch/share the video here: http://bit.ly/2o0CBid.
The track appears on her highly anticipated new album Mental Illnessout on March 31 via her own SuperEgo Records, which has already begun to receive early critical praise from the Los Angeles Times, who says “Every doomed syllable is sacred and every tragic rhyme fits, as though each song were a puzzle to which only Mann knows the solution,” while NPR Music furthers “Mental Illness can be punishingly sad, but also breathtakingly pretty.” Mental Illness can be pre-ordered now at hyperurl.co/aimeemann.
Mental Illness shows off Mann’s rich, incisive and wry melancholia in an almost all-acoustic format, with a “finger-picky” style inspired by some of her favorite ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock records, augmented by haunting strings arranged by her longtime producer, Paul Bryan. Additional players includeJonathan Coulton on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jay Bellerose on drums, Jamie Edwards on piano, John Roderick as a co-writer and Ted Leo (who recently joined her in a joint side project, The Both) as a background singer.
On this eleven-track album, the Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer remains a student of human behavior, drawing not just on her own experiences to form the characters in the songs but tales told by friends. “I assume the brief on me is that people think that I write these really depressing songs,” Mann says. “I don’t know—people may have a different viewpoint—but that’s my own interpretation of the cliché about me. So if they thought that my songs were very down-tempo, very depressing, very sad and very acoustic, I thought I’d just give myself permission to write the saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re-all-waltzes-so-be-it record I could…I mean, calling it Mental Illness makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.”
In support of the release, Mann will play a headlining North American tour this spring with stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia and more. Tickets can be purchased here: aimeemann.com/tour. See below for complete tour details.
After several albums with Til Tuesday, Mann began her solo career in 1993 with the album Whatever and made a name for herself through her independent success and the founding of her record label, SuperEgo Records. In addition to her solo albums, she has appeared on many film soundtracks, most notably the score for Paul Thomas Anderson’sMagnolia, with “Save Me” landing her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song.
In 2014, Mann joined up with Ted Leo for a more rock-oriented duo project, releasing a self-titled album under the nameThe Both. Other extracurricular activities since her previous record Charmer ranged from playing herself on the hit TV series Portlandia to performing for President Obama and the First Lady at the White House. Named one of The Huffington Post’s “13 Funny Musicians You Should Be Following On Twitter,” Mann has gained a diehard social media following for her quick wit and stinging observation.
MENTAL ILLNESS TRACKLIST 
  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
AIMEE MANN LIVE
April 20—Washington, DC—Lincoln Theatre
April 21—Philadelphia, PA—Keswick Theatre
April 22—New York, NY—The Town Hall
April 23—Boston, MA—The Wilbur Theatre
April 25—Albany, NY—The Egg Center For The Performing Arts
April 26—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall 
April 28—Ann Arbor, MI—The Ark
April 29—Chicago, IL—Park West
April 30—Milwaukee, WI—Pabst Theater
May 2—Madison, WI—Barrymore Theatre
May 3—Saint Paul, MN—Fitzgerald Theater
May 5—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theater
May 6—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
May 8—Missoula, MT—The Wilma
May 9—Seattle, WA—Neptune
May 10—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall
May 12—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
May 13—Los Angeles, CA—The Theatre at Ace Hotel

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