Aimee Mann returns with her fifth solo album, The Forgotten Arm, a "concept album," that loosely tells the story of John and Caroline as they meet, fall in love and road trip across the country together. On her web site, Mann tells the story of these two lovers. "The guy's a Vietnam vet and a boxer, but he's also a drug addict, and she's trying to get away from the dead end world where she lives in the South.
World Cafe with David Dye has just polished off the track list for the 27th Volume in its incredible series of live recordings from XPN's signature program. Artists including Brett Dennen, Bon Iver, Calexico, Jenny Lewis, Aimee Mann, Jonatha Brooke, Old 97's, Ra Ra Riot, Ray LaMontagne, Sharon Jones, Taj Mahal, and many others have contributed to this stellar collection.