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Win tickets to see Aimee Mann with Ted Leo

Written by witf.org, | Oct 22, 2012 12:24 AM
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witf is partnering with the Pullo Center to promote Aimee Mann with special guest Ted Leo, November 2nd, 7:30 PM at The Pullo Center at Penn State York.

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Aimee Mann with Ted Leo! It’s easy! Just click on the link below to register to win.

Deadline to enter is midnight, Sunday, October 28, 2012.

Click here to register!

The Pullo Center at Penn State York
1031 Edgecomb Avenue
York, PA

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 and composed the soundtrack for Paul Thomas Andersons much-lauded Magnolia. Since @#%&*! Smilers, Mann has performed for President Obama and the First Lady at the White House, appeared as herself on the hit indie TV series Portlandia and fast become an internet darling. 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, much of which is reflected on the new album.

The long awaited new album from Aimee Mann, Charmer, will be released September 18 on Superego Records. Influenced by what Mann calls the super pop of the 70's and 80's, the album is her first release since 2008's celebrated @#%&*! Smilers, which the BBC called undeniably beautiful. Of Charmer, her eighth studio album, Mann comments, I'm fascinated by charming people and the whole idea of charm. It's hard to remember sometimes that there is usually an agenda behind the act of being charming, and that is what I'm most interested in. Is someone's charm being utilized just to try and entertain people, make them feel special and interesting, or is there a more sinister purpose behind it? Sometimes I think charm can just be another word for manipulation. The album also includes a duet with James Mercer of The Shins on Living a Lie. Mann will support the new album with tour dates this fall.

Charmer was produced by longtime friend and band member Paul Bryan and recorded with Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt) at Stampede Origin in Los Angeles. Bryan joins Mann on the album, among many other friends and collaborators including J.J. Johnson, Jebin Bruni and Jamie Edwards. Mann wrote all of songs on the album, though two, Living a Lie and Soon Enough, are collaborations with Paul Bryan and Tim Heidecker, respectively. 

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