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The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) - Self-Titled Debut (04/15/14)

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The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) - Self-Titled Debut (04/15/14)



Tracklist:
01. The Gambler
02. Milwaukee
03. No Sir
04. Volunteers of America
05. Pay For it
06. You Can't Help Me Now
07. The Prisoner
08. Hummingbird
09. Honesty is no Excuse
10. Bedtime Stories
11. The Inevitable Shove

Critically acclaimed musicians Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have joined forces for a collaborative project they call The Both. The duo’s self-titled debut will be released April 15 via SuperEgo Records. Building on a friendship forged while they were on tour together last year, it was Leo’s solo sets that piqued Mann’s interest in getting on stage with him and writing music together. Of the project, Mann notes, “Honestly, I feel like for the first time, I’m part of a rock band.”

The Both’s all original songs were written as back-and-forth collaborations between Mann and Leo. With their differing musical vocabularies and mutual admiration for one another, the duo found working together to be a boon. “We were just like ‘Fuck it, let’s push and make it happen,’” notes Mann. “You really just have to go, ‘You know what, I have to trust that this other person’s instincts are good.’” Leo furthers, “I think as Aimee and I have gotten closer, we have realized how much in common we have and how much respect we have for what the other person does and what they’re bringing to the table. The writing process has largely been long distance, but it’s been line by line, verse by verse, part by part; we’ll send each other something and go back and forth until it’s finished.” The album was recorded in Los Angeles with Ryan Freeland, between stretches of touring in 2013, and produced by Mann’s longtime friend and band member Paul Bryan.

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. In addition to her solo work, she has appeared on many film soundtracks, composed the soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s much-lauded Magnolia and appeared as herself on the hit indie TV series “Portlandia.” The new collaboration follows Mann’s eighth studio album Charmer which received national attention.

Punk/indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leo is best known for his work with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists over the past fifteen years. His most recent album The Brutalist Bricks was released on Matador Records in 2010. Leo also kept up a consistent presence as a solo performer since the late 1990s and began playing with Mann in February 2012.



More info: http://www.the-both.com
Just saw this while browsing upcoming releases on Amazon. I knew she had been involved in the collaboration last year, but didn't realize there were plans for an album. Haven't heard anything from the album yet, but know we have some Aimee Mann fans here so thought I'd share the information.
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Re: The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) - Self-Titled Debut (04/15/14)

Thanks for the info! I'm up for anything Aimee-related. Yet another tour for her to skip Vegas on. She hasn't played here since 2003.
Don't know who Ted Leo is. Should I know him from something?
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Re: The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) - Self-Titled Debut (04/15/14)

I them perform as The Both last September, and I've been waiting for this disc.
Looking forward to it...!
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Re: The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) - Self-Titled Debut (04/15/14)

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Thanks for the info! I'm up for anything Aimee-related. Yet another tour for her to skip Vegas on. She hasn't played here since 2003.
Don't know who Ted Leo is. Should I know him from something?
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists is a pretty awesome band. They're often branded a punk band, but there's just as much folk and soul in their music as punk, IMO. Their first 3 albums (Tyranny of Distance, Hearts of Oak, and Shake the Sheets) are all fantastic.

Last I heard Mann and Leo's project was going to be called #BOTH. Glad they got rid of the hashtag.
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Holy shit. I had no idea this collabo was happening.

I really like multiple albums from both Ted & Aimee.

This will be a must-purchase for me.
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Enjoying the song "Milwaukee". Will definitely check out the CD as I'm a big fan of Aimee Mann.
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fan of Ted Leo but not Aimee Mann
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Re: The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) - Self-Titled Debut (04/15/14)

Thanks for the info.
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When's the release date?
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April 15th.
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You can stream the whole album here:

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/06/297716...-both-the-both

Liked it on my first listen.
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I'm already loving this album. Definite purchase.

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