Aimee Mann

American musician Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist.
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Aimee Mann wins folk album Grammy for 'Mental Illness'
LATimes - 27 days
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From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humans
ABC News - 6 months
From Isaac Asimov to 'Dilbert' and Aimee Mann today, the relationships between robots and humans have both fascinated and chilled us
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Aimee Mann: Tiny Desk Concert
NPR - 10 months
"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. (Image credit: Marian Carrasquero /NPR)
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Aimee Mann On World Cafe
NPR - 10 months
Mann performs songs from her first solo record after taking time to collaborate with Ted Leo in The Both. While the two of them were on tour, she says, they listened to a lot of Bread. (Image credit: Sheryl Nields/Courtesy of the artist)
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'I Think It's Hard To Be A Person': Aimee Mann On Compassionate Songwriting
NPR - 11 months
The singer-songwriter's music has long been characterized as melancholy. For her album Mental Illness, she leaned into that stereotype, writing songs that empathize with other people's struggles. (Image credit: Sheryl Nields/Courtesy of the artist)
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Aimee Mann on how she allowed herself to 'roll around' in the biggest stereotype about her music
LATimes - 11 months
The Los Angeles songwriter Aimee Mann will issue her new solo album, “Mental Illness,” on Friday. The 11 new ballads, waltzes and weepers — from one of the most acclaimed songwriters of her generation — resonate through lines and rhymes that capture characters drowning in hard emotions. Last month...
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Album Review: Aimee Mann Traces Elegant Despair on ‘Mental Illness’
NYTimes - 11 months
After a swerve toward rowdier, pushier rock, Ms. Mann doubles down on both the quiet and the desperation in her first album in five years.
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First Listen: Aimee Mann, 'Mental Illness'
NPR - 11 months
For her ninth solo album, Mann says she set out to write the saddest, slowest record she could. But Mental Illness still sparkles in buoyantly catchy ways. (Image credit: Sheryl Nields/Courtesy of the artist)
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Aimee Mann embraces the darkness on her new album, 'Mental Illness'
LATimes - 12 months
During a conversation about her minimal, lightly arranged new album, “Mental Illness,” singer and songwriter Aimee Mann pauses to apologize for the noise in her Los Feliz home. Her husband, musician Michael Penn, is loading boxes in an adjoining room, and as the sound of tape being ripped from...
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Leonard Cohen's Favorite Greek Singer: Athena Andreadis
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Many years ago while visiting Greece, Leonard Cohen was asked who his favorite Greek singer was. "Athena," he replied without hesitation. While making his final CD, "You Want It Darker," Cohen found out that Athena had moved to Los Angeles and immediately asked her to sing the chorus of his song "Traveling Light." Before moving to Los Angeles, Athena had been on a dynamic trajectory in Europe releasing three albums and performing at the Glastonbury Festival, Royal Festival Hall and throughout France and Greece. The Guardian called her "brave and original" and The Daily Mail wrote that Athena was "Radiating class and oodles of talent... a voice blessed... this rare diamond ought to shine." Here in the U.S., Billboard hailed her as "a talented rising pop star" with "a voice blessed." Produced by Ethan Allen, Athena's debut U.S. CD "Ready for the Sun" features studio greats Adam Levy (Norah Jones), Deron Johnson (Miles Davis), Jimmy Paxson (Stevie Nicks), Michael Ward (Ben Harp...
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'The saddest, slowest, most acoustic' record: Aimee Mann announces a new album
LATimes - about 1 year
Though she grew up on the East Coast, singer, songwriter, guitarist and transplant Aimee Mann long ago earned her place as the poet laureate of a certain brand of Los Angeles ennui.  Her most famous song, “Save Me,” after all — from the film “Magnolia” — opens with the line, “You look like the...
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Video premiere: The Silver Lake Chorus cruises empty L.A. streets in blissful take on Aimee Mann's 'Easy to Die'
LATimes - over 1 year
In the new Silver Lake Chorus video for “Easy to Die,” the Atwater Village-adjacent group cruises the lonely boulevards of the city while delivering an ethereal take on Aimee Mann’s grim ballad.  First released for the chorus’ 2015 self-titled album, the work has been remixed by the Nashville guitar...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Aimee Mann
  • 2016
    Age 55
    In 2016, Mann covered the Carpenters’ hit 1973 single Yesterday Once More for episode 2 of HBO's Vinyl.
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  • 2015
    Age 54
    On August 19, 2015 Mann appeared with The Both band member Ted Leo on Conan performing an unsolicited campaign song for 2016 presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee.
  • 2014
    Age 53
    On November 20, 2014, Mann appeared with Dana Gould and Nick Offerman on @midnight on Comedy Central, and on March 21, 2016, Mann made a second appearance on the show with Jonathan Coulton and Dave Hill.
    In 2014, Mann voice acted on Steven Universe, providing the voice of Opal in episode "Giant Woman".
  • 2013
    Age 52
    On July 22, 2013, Mann filed a lawsuit against MediaNet Digital Inc. claiming they were distributing 120 of her songs on an expired license agreement.
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    In 2013, Mann had a cameo on the April 8 episode of The Daily Show in a mock appeal to preserve the "habitat" of the crab louse, in a comedy segment about pubic shaving.
    In February 2013, Mann and Ted Leo started playing together in a collaborative project called #BOTH and scheduled shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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  • 2012
    Age 51
    In 2012, Mann released Charmer, an album which features a duet with James Mercer of The Shins.
  • 2011
    Age 50
    In 2011, Mann participated on The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards judging panel, marking a consecutive year and third overall appearance as a judge with the organization.
  • 2010
    Age 49
    In 2010, Mann joined The 9th Annual Independent Music Awards judging panel to promote independent musicians.
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  • 2009
    Age 48
    In 2009, Mann announced that she was working on a musical based on her album The Forgotten Arm but later stated that it was put on hold owing to similarities to the film The Fighter (2010).
  • 2008
    Age 47
    In 2008, Mann released @#%&*!
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  • 2006
    Age 45
    In 2006, Mann released One More Drifter in the Snow, a Christmas album featuring both covers and new songs.
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  • 2005
    Age 44
    In 2005, Mann released The Forgotten Arm, a concept album set in the 1970s about two lovers who meet at the Virginia State Fair and go on the run.
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  • 2004
    Age 43
    In 2004, Mann released Live at St. Ann's Warehouse, a live album and DVD recorded at a series of shows in Brooklyn, New York.
  • 2002
    Age 41
    In 2002, Mann released Lost in Space, an album which features art by Seth.
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  • 2001
    Age 40
    In 2001, she joined the judging panel for The 1st Annual Independent Music Awards.
  • 2000
    Age 39
    In 2000, Mann released Bachelor No. 2, released on SuperEgo, which included some songs from Magnolia and new material.
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  • 1999
    Age 38
    In 1999, Mann recorded original material for the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, which earned both Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for the song "Save Me".
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  • 1997
    Age 36
    In 1997, Mann married songwriter Michael Penn (brother of actors Sean Penn and Chris Penn), whom she met in the 1980s.
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  • 1995
    Age 34
    In 1995, Mann released I'm with Stupid, her second album, through Geffen Records which, like her debut, garnered positive reviews but modest commercial success.
  • 1993
    Age 32
    In 1993, Mann released her debut solo album, Whatever, which sold modestly but met with critical praise.
  • 1990
    Age 29
    The band broke up in 1990 when Mann left to start her solo career.
  • 1987
    Age 26
    In 1987, she sang vocals with Geddy Lee on the single "Time Stand Still" by rock band Rush from their 1987 album Hold Your Fire.
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  • 1986
    Age 25
    In 1986, Mann provided backing vocals to Inside, Matthew Sweet's debut album.
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  • 1985
    Age 24
    In 1985, the band released Voices Carry, the debut album with the title track inspired by Mann's breakup with Hausman.
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  • 1983
    Age 22
    In 1983, Mann co-founded the new wave band 'Til Tuesday with Berklee classmate and boyfriend Michael Hausman (who went on to manage her solo career).
  • 1978
    Age 17
    Mann grew up in Bon Air, Virginia, attended Midlothian High School in Chesterfield County, and graduated from Open High School in Richmond, Virginia. In 1978, Mann enrolled in Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
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  • 1960
    Born on September 8, 1960.
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