Photo by Sheryl Nields
We love Aimee Mann. How could we not. Just look at this picture. Those boots made for walkin’. Those glasses made for readin’. That coat made for wearin’. And don’t even get us started on that backdrop. Like butter, it is. We’ve loved her ever since the nihilists cut her big toe off in the Coen Brothers The Big Lebowski. That’s not true, we loved her before that. We loved the gorgeously melancholic soundtrack to PT Anderson’s Magnolia (SEE BELOW). We loved it when she was Sleater-Kinney’s maid, as humbling as that must have been. We didn’t love ‘Til Tuesday, or the tail she was rocking back then, in fact we HATED them, but we’re pretty sure she feels the same way these days. However we DID love the fact that she agreed to promote her new single with an uber-meta frame-by-frame re-make of the insipid “Voices Carry” video directed by WFMU’s Tom Scharpling and starring Superchunk chucklehead Jon Wurster as her yuppie assclown boyfriend and Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm as the drummer. Aimee Mann plays Union Transfer tomorrow night with Ted Leo in support of her charming new solo album, Charmer. We have a pair of tickets to give away and to qualify all you have to do is sign up for our mailing list (to the right of this post, at the bottom of the masthead). Trust us, you want to do this. Signing up to our mailing list gets you special content alerts and early warnings about special promotions and concert ticket giveaways. And rest assured your email address will never be sold or shared with anyone, we promise upon pain of death. Us not you. Then send an email to FEED@PHAWKER.COM with the words AIMEE MANN IS ALL WOMAN in the subject line, along with your full name and a mobile number for confirmation. And you’re in! Good luck and godspeed!