Most Americans first encountered Aimee Mann on her pitch-perfect soundtrack to the 1999 film Magnolia. Her ‘60s-mod-meets-acoustic-folk sound matched the lost-in-suburbia tone of the film just right, nabbing her a Grammy nomination for “Save Me” and robust sales for 2000’s Bachelor No. 2. Since then, she’s released four more albums. This track, “Freeway,” is from her most recent release, 2008’s @#%&*! Smilers. The song’s alt-country sound is a shift in tone from her earlier sound, and the oh-so-trendy analog synthesizers that appear on the track pair a little awkwardly with her acoustic vibe. But Mann’s press materials say the album is inspired by have-nots such as the “punch drunk characters haunting the twilight world of a dusty downtown boxing gym,” and that sounds about right to us.