On “Thirty One Today,” Aimee Mann sings about a disappointing 31st birthday in that familiar sad and sunny way. It’s the lead track from her forthcoming seventh solo album @#%&! Smilers — which is difficult to remember how to spell correctly. The 13-track collection’s her followup to 2005’s conceptually anchored The Forgotten Arm and 2006’s Christmas disc One More Drifter In The Snow. Here, Easter passes and another birthday arrives. You’ve gotten a little older and nothing’s changed except you’re a little closer to being dead. You know? You don’t? You will.
Aimee Mann – “Thirty One Today” (MP3)
Old-fashioned, post-Magnolia rock!
@#%&! Smilers is out 6/3 on her own SuperEgo label. You can catch Aimee live, too.
06/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
06/06 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
06/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
06/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Minneapolis Zoo
06/13 – Milwaukee WI @ Pabst Theater
06/15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
07/09 – Boulder, CO @ Chautauqua Auditorium
07/11 – Denver, CO @ Denver Botanical Gardens
07/12 – Park City, UT @ Deer Valley Resort
07/14 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
07/15 – Rosebud, OR @ Stewart Park
07/16 – Seattle, WA @ Seattle Zoo
07/24 – Calgary, Alberta @ Calgary Music Festival