The Both (Aimee Mann And Ted Leo) – “You’re A Gift”
Last year, veteran songwriting royalty Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, friends for years, got together to form a duo called the Both and released a deeply underrated power-pop album. They didn’t finish things up with that, either. Last year, they also dropped a Christmas song called “Nothing Left To Do (Let’s Make This Christmas Blue).” Right now, they’re touring with a Christmas show that includes Liz Phair. (According to SF Weekly, she does a holiday-themed version of “Why Can’t I” called “Why Can’t I Wreath.”) And now they’ve also got another Christmas single. This one is called “You’re A Gift,” and it’s a mellow and confident jam that’s really only barely a Christmas song. Below, listen to the song and check out the remaining dates of that tour.
12/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
12/14-15 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere Music Hall