Thirteen years after Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, Aimee Mann has found another simpatico filmmaker: Tom Scharpling, host of The Best Show on WFMU. Scharpling’s videos for songs from Mann’s latest album, Charmer (SuperEgo), delight in testing the resolve of her deadpan. He pulls out all the stops for “Labrador,” a shot-for-shot remake of the video of Mann’s first hit, ’Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry,” with appearances by Jon Hamm and Scharpling’s usual comedy partner, Jon Wurster of Superchunk. And who’s that as the poodle-haired, high-cheekboned guitarist? Hey, it’s punk hero Ted Leo. Mann and Leo might seem like unlikely tour mates, but both songwriters have a talent for effortlessly catchy, sharply worded broadsides.
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