I've been a fan of Aimee Mann's music for some time, what with her tuneful melodies and acerbic lyrics and her giving the major record labels the finger. Hell, she was even in my favorite movie (no, not Magnolia). So imagine how excited the art nerd in me was to learn that for her new album, "@#%&*! Smilers" (awesome), she collaborated with one of my favorite illustrators, Gary Taxali, on the liner art. The album comes out tomorrow, and the deluxe edition includes the above die-cut book with Gary's illustrations. You can hear the first single off the album here, and order the album here.