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The Both – “Nothing Left To Do (Let’s Make This Christmas Blue)”

The holidays are right around the corner, which means musicians are getting ready to drop some serious winter tunes on us. Yesterday, we heard Karen O’s take on “Marshmallow World” for a Target commercial, and today Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have shared an original Christmas song under their new project the Both. It’s called… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 11:08 am

Watch The Both Bring The Hooks To Seth Meyers

The Both, the still-fresh duo of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, released a pretty great self-titled album of spirited, assured power-pop earlier this year. And every time they show up on late-night TV or drop a new music video, it’s a reminder of how sharp and polished a hook-machine these two are, both together and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2014 - 10:47 am

The Both – “Volunteers Of America” Video

Earlier this year, alt-rock lifer buddies Aimee Mann and Ted Leo teamed up to form a new duo called the Both and to release a profoundly catchy self-titled power-pop debut. Both Mann and Leo had been funny in music videos before, and they’re just as funny together. Director Daniel Ralston, who previously did the band’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Watch Nicki Minaj And Aimee Mann As Gem Fusions (?!) On Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe

Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe is a weird show, created by a former writer for Adventure Time. The two shows share a lot of the same qualities: a deep and expansive fantastical universe, quirky characters, and a smart use of celebrity voice actors. “Weird” Al Yankovic and Biz Markie have appeared on Adventure Time and Aimee… More »

By: James Rettig / July 27, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Watch The Both Play Conan

Earlier this year, the longtime smart-rock friends Aimee Mann and Ted Leo teamed up to form a duo called the Both and to release an underrated, deeply likable power-pop debut album. They performed their single “Milwaukee” on The Tonight Show last month, and last night, they stopped by Conan to play their excellent ballad “No… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Watch Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Play A Medley Of TV Theme Songs

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are individually great, funny, intelligent musicians, and their myriad charms are multiplied exponentially when they’re performing together as the Both. I kinda feel like some TV exec of reasonable vision should work with them on a sketch/variety/talk show or something, because it’d be a really good show, and it would… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 20, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Watch The Both Play The Tonight Show

Recently, power-pop superfriends Aimee Mann and Ted Leo teamed up to form a duo called the Both, and they released their self-titled debut album. Last night, they showed up on TV together for the first time, performing their catchy-as-all-hell single “Milwaukee” on The Tonight Show. A Ted Leo guitar solo is, as ever, a life-affirming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2014 - 12:35 pm

The Both – “Milwaukee” Video

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo recently joined forces to form the grown-folks power-pop super-duo the Both, and they’ll release their endlessly catchy and spirited self-titled debut album next week. These two are old hands at turning their music videos into very likable comedy sketches, and their new clip for first single “Milwaukee,” from director DanielMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Stream The Both The Both

Earlier this year we got word that Ted Leo and Aimee Mann’s duo project, the Both, would finally materialize with an actual album. They shared the song “Milwaukee,” but now their entire self-titled debut is streaming online. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 7, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Hear Tegan And Sara, Carrie Brownstein, Katie Crutchfield, Dee Dee Penny, And More Sing A Feminist Theme For Rookie

Over the past few years, Rookie has become a pillar of feminist discussion on the internet so it makes sense they would be the ones to create a “feminist ‘We Are The World'” anthem to start off the new year. The zine recruited some of indie’s biggest stars to contribute vocals to “Go Forth, Feminist… More »

By: James Rettig / January 31, 2014 - 5:44 pm

The Both – “Milwaukee”

We learned a while ago that old friends and past tourmates Aimee Mann and Ted Leo had teamed up to form a new duo called the Both, but so far, all we’ve seen from them is an online sketch with SNL’s Vanessa Bayer. So it’s great to hear that the duo has a new self-titled… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2014 - 10:19 am

Watch Media Coach Janessa Slater Interview Aimee Mann And Ted Leo

Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer has a new video series called Sound Advice in which she plays Janessa Slater, a “media coach” for bands. And in a new episode, she sits down with rock friends Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, who, as luck would have it, have a new band together called the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2013 - 9:33 am

J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten – “Prisoners” Video

J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten put a cover out of John Denver’s “Prisoner” this year, and it now comes with this excellent Funny Or Die music video. In the world of this video, it seems like people can just be John Denver in the same way some people on Adult Swim’s excellent Children’s HospitalMore »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Watch Fred Armisen’s SNL Farewell With Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, J Mascis, Aimee Mann

It seems Fred Armisen is leaving Saturday Night Live. In addition to two epic Kanye West performances, last night’s episode featured a super-group of indie rock stars joining Armisen on stage for what appeared to be a send-off. Armisen played his punk character Ian Rubbish, leading a band featuring two other departing SNL players Bill… More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 19, 2013 - 11:55 am

Photos: Aimee Mann, Ted Leo @ Webster Hall, NYC 4/20/13

Aimee Mann played to a sold-out crowd on Saturday night at NYC’s Webster Hall. She and opener Ted Leo recently joined forces and started musical duo #BOTH and Mann took the stage with Leo at the end of his set to play some of their songs. Check out our photos from the show, shot by… More »

By: Stereogum / April 22, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Watch Long-Lost Postal Service Audition Footage

The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely good at this sort of thing, to make them a pretty amazing video. Scharpling’s video purports to be the lost 2002 footage that led Ben Gibbard to join Jimmy Tamborello’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 11:44 am

Hear Aimee Mann On Marc Maron’s WTF

Aimee Mann has long embraced the humorous side of indie. She teamed with emerging comedic talents like Patton Oswalt and David Cross on an Acoustic Vaudeville tour back in 2000, and her Christmas shows and mockumentary featured folks like Paul F. Tompkins, Ben Stiller, and Will Ferrell. Recent videos have played for laughs too; check… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 21, 2013 - 10:54 am

Watch Ben Gibbard, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann & Jon Wurster Play Colbert

Last night, Ben “Bucket Of Laughs” Gibbard served as the latest in a long line of musicians to sit for interviews with Stephen Colbert, and the interview went as awkwardly as they usually do. Two thirds of the way in, there’s an extended joke about how utterly uninteresting a human being Gibbard is. He ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2013 - 9:52 am

Watch Aimee Mann & James Mercer on Kimmel

On last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Aimee Mann served as musical guest, and she didn’t come alone. She and Shins frontman James Mercer duetted on “Living A Lie,” an expertly crafted sad-couple lament from Mann’s new album Charmer. And as an online bonus, she also played recent single “Labrador.” Watch both performances below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2012 - 8:54 am

Watch Aimee Mann Sing A Song About Hurricane Sandy That Sounded A Lot Like “Mandy,” Live In Williamsburg

Earlier this week, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo were supposed to play a pair of shows together in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but New York’s apocalyptic deluge did what it did to New York’s concert schedule (as well as everything else about New York), and the pair had to hastily reschedule their shows. Last night, Ma… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 2, 2012 - 3:16 pm
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