Aimee Mann and Ted Leo’s friendship began years ago, but they truly bonded over a misspelled hashtag on Twitter: “#dumbie.” The back-and-forth between the two eventually led them to tour together in 2012. Mann said it was Leo’s solo sets that opened up Mann’s interest of collaborating.
Now, they’ve officially come together for a project called “The Both,” or originally #BOTH, honoring their 140-character roots. The new duo’s self-titled debut will be released April 15 via SuperEgo Records.
“Honestly, I feel like for the first time, I’m part of a rock band,” Mann said about the collaboration.
Listen to the premiere of their song “Milwaukee” here, and check out a video of the two talking about The Both, as well as a tracklist from The Both and a list of tour dates below.
The Both Tracklist
1. The Gambler
3. No Sir
4. Volunteers of America
5. Pay For it
6. You Can’t Help Me Now
7. The Prisoner
9. Honesty is no Excuse
10. Bedtime Stories
11. The Inevitable Shove
The Both Tour Dates:
24- Northampton, Mass. @ Pearl Street
25- Boston, Mass. @The Paradise
26- Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall
27- New Haven, Conn. @ Toad’s Place
29- New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
1- Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
2- Washington, DC @ 930 Club
3- Philadelphia, Penn. @ Union Transfer
5- Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Mr. Smalls
6- Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland
7- Ann Arbor, Mich. @ Blind Pig
10- Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line