The Both – “Milwaukee”

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 album coming this spring. Leo tells Rolling Stone that they decided to team up when they were on tour together, walking around downtown Milwaukee, and they encountered a statue of the Fonz: “In that very moment, we knew we had to start a band to immortalize it (more than a bronze statue already immortalizes something), and the Both was born.” They’ve now shared “Milwaukee,” the song that came from that moment, and it’s a muscular power-pop barnburner that somehow finds the exact sweet spot between both songwriters’ aesthetics. It’s a great song, and you can hear it below.

(via Rolling Stone)

The Both is out 4/15 on Mann’s SuperEgo label. I’m excited! Tracklist and promo video below.

01. “The Gambler”
02. “Milwaukee”
03. “No Sir”
04. “Volunteers Of America”
05. “Pay For It”
06. “You Can’t Help Me Now”
07. “The Prisoner”
08. “Hummingbird”
09. “Honesty Is No Excuse”
10. “Bedtime Stories”
11. “The Inevitable Shove”

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