American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann will be making an appearance in Toronto this week. She’s about to embark on a tour in support of her new album, @#%&*! Smilers (out June 3), which will see her back in Toronto for a concert on August 28, but you can catch a sneak preview instore at Sonic Boom (512 Bloor Street West) this Friday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Mann is possibly best known for her musical contribution to the movie Magnolia (which in turn is best known for featuring Tom Cruise yelling “Respect the cock!”). Since then, she’s founded her own record company, SuperEgo Records; released three more albums; and appeared on the movie soundtrack to Arctic Tale.
You can read what Mann had to say about the new album in her interview with DCist earlier in the year. “Freeway,” one of the new tracks, is available to listen to on her MySpace page.
Photo from Mann’s MySpace.