American singer Aimee Mann is switching lanes for her 7th album and heading for the mainstream. Hr new album @#%&*! Smilers is filled with unremarkable songs that sound as smooth as silk. Neil Young's famous quip that "it's all one song" comes to mind. But while Shakey is not afraid to swerve all over the freeways and the back roads, Aimee Mann is on cruise control, softly whispering her stories in your ear. @#%&! Smilers is like a navigation device that makes damn sure that it never takes an unexpected turn.
@#%&! Smilers is released on her own label Superego Records. Release date: June 3rd.