Aimee Mann announces Mental Illness, her first album in 5 years

Aimee Mann announces Mental Illness, her first album in 5 years

Masterful songwriter Aimee Mann has announced the release of Mental Illness, her first album in five years. Following 2012’s Charmer, Mann returns to her warm, bare acoustic style with the elegantly fingerpicked single “Goose Snow Cone,” which you can listen to below.

If you’re looking for a catchy folk-pop downer of an album, this one’s for you. Mann says as much in the wryly self-deprecating comments quoted in the press release: “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.”

Mental Illness will be released March 31 via Mann’s own label SuperEgoRecords. In support of Mental Illness, Mann will tour North America this spring. Check out the dates below.

Mental Illness tracklist

01. Goose Snow Cone
02. Stuck In The Past
03. You Never Loved Me
04. Rollercoasters
05. Lies Of Summer
06. Patient Zero
07. Good For Me
08. Knock It Off
09. Philly Sinks
10. Simple Fix
11. Poor Judge

Aimee Mann Tour 2017:

04.20.17 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
04.21.17 - Philadelphia, PA- Keswick Theatre
04.22.17 - New York, NY- The Town Hall
04.24.17 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
04.25.17 - Albany, NY - The Egg Center For The Performing Arts
04.26.17 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
04.28.17 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
04.29.17 - Chicago, IL - Park West
04.30.17 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
05.2.17 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
05.3.17 - Minneapolis, MN - Fitzgerald Theatre
05.5.17 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theatre
05.6.17 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
05.8.17 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma
05.9.17 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
05.10.17 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
05.12.17 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theatre
05.13.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel

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