On June 2, 2008.

On June 2, 2008, “Super Ego Records” label released “@#%&*! Smilers” (pronounced Fucking Smilers), the seventh Aimee Mann studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Paul Bryan.

Personnel:

  • Aimee Mann – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bowed acoustic
  • Paul Bryan – bass, backing vocals, horn arrangements
  • Jamie Edwards – keyboards
  • Jebin Bruni – Moog 
  • Chris Bruce – guitar solo 
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • Willie Murillo – trumpet
  • Mark Visher – tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Jason Thor – trombone and bass trombone
  • Eric Gorfain, Daphne Chen, Amy Wickman, Alyssa Park, Terry Glenny, Marisa Kuney, Melisa Reiner – violins
  • Leah Katz, Caroline Buckman, David Sage – violas
  • Richard Dodd, Alan Matthews, John Krovaza – cellos
  • Buddy Judge – backing vocals
  • Kimon Kirk – backing vocals
  • Sean Hayes – duet vocals
  • Dave Eggers – whistling
  • Patrick Warren – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Aimee Mann, except where noted.

  1. Freeway
  2. Stranger into Starman
  3. Looking for Nothing
  4. Phoenix
  5. Borrowing Time
  6. It’s Over
  7. 31 Today
  8. The Great Beyond
  9. Medicine Wheel – Aimee Mann, Gretchen Seichrist
  10. Columbus Avenue
  11. Little Tornado
  12. True Believer – Aimee Mann, Grant Lee Phillips
  13. Ballantines

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