The Both perform in The Current studio

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    Apr 16, 2014

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo — each one a highly accomplished artist in her or his own right — have recently teamed up on a collaborative project they've dubbed The Both. On the week of their self-titled album release, The Both visited The Current studio to play some songs and to talk with Jill Riley.

Aimee and Ted are no strangers to The Current's studio, nor are they strangers to collaboration, which includes past appearances on the American Public Media program Wits.

In the interview, Jill asks Aimee and Ted about how their The Both collaboration came together, how they've learned to write together (despite living on opposite ends of the country), and how their common influences have helped shape The Both's sound.

It becomes very clear that Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are two artists who have enormous respect for one another and are also great friends. Listen to the entire interview to hear more about this strong musical friendship.

Songs Performed

"The Gambler"
"You Can't Help Me Now"
"No Sir"
All tracks off the album, The Both, which released on April 15, 2014, on SuperEgo Records.

Hosted by Jill Riley
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark

Guests

  • The Both

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  • Aimee Mann and Ted Leo performing as The Both in The Current's studio.
    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo performing as The Both in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Aimee Mann and Ted Leo performing as The Both in The Current's studio.
    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo performing as The Both in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Ted Leo and Aimee Mann performing as The Both in The Current's studio.
    Ted Leo and Aimee Mann performing as The Both in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Aimee Mann and Ted Leo performing as The Both in The Current's studio.
    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo performing as The Both in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Ted Leo performing in The Current's studio.
    Ted Leo performing in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Aimee Mann in The Current's studio.
    Aimee Mann in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Aimee Mann and Ted Leo performing as The Both in The Current's studio.
    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo performing as The Both in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Aimee Mann and Ted Leo performing as The Both in The Current's studio.
    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo performing as The Both in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Ted Leo and Aimee Mann are The Both.
    Ted Leo and Aimee Mann are The Both. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • The Both are Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. They performed in The Current's studio.
    The Both are Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. They performed in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Ted Leo in The Current's studio
    Ted Leo in The Current's studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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