Aimee Mann – Tickets – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA – October 3rd, 2012

Aimee Mann

True West Presents

Aimee Mann

Field Report

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Neptune Theatre

Seattle, WA

$35.00 adv/dos

This event is all ages

Aimee Mann
Aimee Mann
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 70s and 80s, 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. See below for tracklist.

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.

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 Anderson's much-lauded Magnolia. Since @#%&*! Smilers, Mann has performed for the 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.
Field Report
Field Report
Field Report is the creation of Chris Porterfield, whose debut record
is a collection of songs six years in the making. Chris cut his
musical teeth with DeYarmond Edison (the other members of which were
Justin Vernon and Megafaun). After their breakup in 2006, Bon Iver
and Megafaun went on to success while Chris hung back in Wisconsin,
thinking his career in music was probably over. It was really just
beginning. For the first time in his life, he began writing his own
songs, which he spent the following six years carefully perfecting. In
December 2011, the record was finally committed to tape at Vernon's
studio.

The result is a haunting set of songs both crafty and poignant. After
sending a few unfinished tracks to select people, the response was
immediate and impactful: producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Warren
Zevon, The Pixies, Uncle Tupelo) fell in love with them and offered to
mix the record, which he did in February 2012. The songs were also met
with acclaim from many SXSW presenters, resulting in invitations to
play at ten shows, including Brooklyn Vegan, Daytrotter, Adam Duritz's
showcase, and Pandora.