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  • Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel release first preview of collaborative album

    Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel release first preview of collaborative album

    Following the announcement of their collaborative album together, I Can Spin a Rainbow, Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel--of the Legendary Pink Dots--have released the first video from the album, giving fans a preview of things to come--including more promised videos. The video for the song "Beyond...
  • Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel announce collaborative album and tour

    Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel announce collaborative album and tour

    Indie rocker Amanda Palmer and Legendary Pink Dots lead singer Edward Ka-Spel have revealed that they have collaborated on a new album. As reported by Rolling Stone, the pair will release an album titled I Can Spit a Rainbow on May 5 and will promote the record with a two-month tour of North America...
  • Amanda Palmer honors Leonard Cohen with two tributes

    Amanda Palmer honors Leonard Cohen with two tributes

    It feels as though 2016 has been a nearly endless stream of celebrity deaths and ensuing tributes, and it continues following the loss of icon Leonard Cohen. In a year that saw Amanda Palmer honoring fellow lost icons David Bowie and Prince, the singer has once again paid her respects through music...
  • Watch Amanda Palmer cover David Bowie's "Space Oddity" with some help from Al Gore

    Watch Amanda Palmer cover David Bowie's "Space Oddity" with some help from Al Gore

    Shortly after the iconic David Bowie left us early in 2016, singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer put forth a beautiful tribute in the form of a covers EP, Strung Out in Heaven, a string-quartet interpretation of such songs as "Heroes," the more recent "Black Star," and "Space Oddity"--the latter of which...
  • Amanda Palmer releases whimsical video for 'Wynken, Blynken and Nod'

    Amanda Palmer releases whimsical video for 'Wynken, Blynken and Nod'

    Another song from singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer's album of covers she did with her father, You Got Me Singing, has gotten the music-video treatment, complete with beautiful theatrics and stop-motion effects, and premiered today on Pitchfork. The lullaby-like song, "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," is...
  • Amanda Palmer and others contribute to Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith.

    Hear Amanda Palmer and others cover Elliott Smith for new tribute album

    Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer is just one of many musicians paying tribute to the beloved Elliott Smith on a new compilation album with her interpretation of "Pictures of Me." Part of the tribute compilation Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith, Palmer's "Pictures of Me" is a simple take, featuring...
  • Amanda Palmer announces 'Piano Is Evil' recording

    Amanda Palmer announces 'Piano Is Evil' recording

    Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer is back in the studio yet again, this time working on an all-piano version of her 2012 Kickstarter album, Theatre Is Evil--aptly titled Piano Is Evil. "[I] wrote these songs on piano, and have always wanted them to be heard in their raw form, just piano and vocals...
  • Amanda Palmer announces small string of tour dates

    Amanda Palmer announces small string of tour dates

    On the heels of some Dresden Dolls reunion shows and tongue-in-cheek dance track "On the Door," singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer announced a small string of solo tour dates for the fall. Though Palmer typically hits the road with a backing band, these Nov. 2016 shows will be more stripped down...
  • Amanda Palmer releases 'ridiculous dance song' 'On the Door' featuring celebrity friends

    Amanda Palmer releases 'ridiculous dance song' 'On the Door' featuring celebrity friends

    Fresh off three reunion concerts with the Dresden Dolls, singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer has just issued what she calls “a ridiculous new dance song” featuring spoken-word contributions from an all-star cast of characters, including standup comedians Sarah Silverman and Patton Oswalt, singers Mike...
  • Amanda Palmer puts her father center stage on 'You Got Me Singing'

    Amanda Palmer puts her father center stage on 'You Got Me Singing'

    Amanda Palmer's fans probably best know her father, Jack, as the subject of the Dresden Dolls song "Half Jack," an aggressive, piano-pounding track from the duo's first album which Amanda describes as "about the bizarre feeling of pure biology–of being half my mother and half my father, yet I barely...
  • Dresden Dolls gear up for three reunion shows this month

    Dresden Dolls gear up for three reunion shows this month

    Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione, the musicians who as the Dresden Dolls owned a certain segment of the alternative music world in the mid-2000s with their unusual Brechtian punk cabaret sound, are in the final stages of gearing up for their reunion shows coming up this month. Originally, the Dolls...
  • Amanda Palmer covers Bat for Lashes' 'Laura'

    Amanda Palmer covers Bat for Lashes' 'Laura'

    Amanda Palmer surprised fans with a new cover song Wednesday, this time a version of Bat for Lashes' "Laura" featuring Brendan Maclean. Palmer previously performed the song live every night with Maclean at the Sydney Festival in 2014 and decided to record it, saving it for a special occasion. Palmer...
  • Amanda Palmer releases 'Purple Rain' cover as tribute to Prince

    Amanda Palmer releases 'Purple Rain' cover as tribute to Prince

    Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff have teamed up once again to pay tribute to a musical icon that's left us--this time, they've released a cover of Prince classic "Purple Rain." Palmer and Jherek previously collaborated on a David Bowie tribute EP, Strung Out in Heaven, and were hesitant to record a...
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    Amanda Palmer announces small string of tour dates with her dad

    Singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer is embarking on a small father/daughter tour. Palmer announced to fans on Monday that she'll be hitting the road for a few dates in July with her father, Jack, in support of the album of covers they recorded together, called You Got Me Singing. The shows will be held...
  • Amanda Palmer releases new song from album featuring her father

    Amanda Palmer releases new song from album featuring her father

    Singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer has released a new song featuring her father, Jack, from an album of covers to be released this summer. The track, a cover of Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning," sees father and daughter trading off vocal duties, with Amanda playing the piano. In fact...
  • Dresden Dolls to reunite for two shows this summer

    Dresden Dolls to reunite for two shows this summer

    The punk-cabaret duo, the Dresden Dolls, has announced that they'll be playing two reunion shows this summer. The band, consisting of singer Amanda Palmer and drummer Brian Viglione, will kick off the two shows on August 26 at Boston's Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, followed by a show at Coney Island's...
  • Amanda Palmer "Machete" cover art

    Top 10 best Amanda Palmer songs

    Since her career began with drummer Brian Viglione in the punk-cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, singer Amanda Palmer has courted both controversy and devoted fans, carrying both with her into her solo career after the duo went on hiatus--and that fanbase ultimately led to a hugely successful...
  • Amanda Palmer releases new full-band track, 'Machete'

    Amanda Palmer releases new full-band track, 'Machete'

    It's been over four years since singer Amanda Palmer has released a full-band song--or at least, until now, with new song "Machete," released today via Stereogum. "Machete" was inspired by the death of Palmer's "best friend" and "spiritual mentor," Anthony, over the summer. "He was a total goddamn...
  • Amanda Palmer releases new song on motherhood

    Amanda Palmer releases new song on motherhood

    Amanda Palmer has released a new song through her Patreon called "A Mother's Confession," an aptly titled honest take on parenting. The song came about after Palmer and fellow musician Jason Webley challenged each other to write 11 songs. Palmer's result was one nearly 11-minute-long song instead...
  • Amanda Palmer presents beautiful Bowie tribute with 'Strung Out in Heaven'

    Amanda Palmer presents beautiful Bowie tribute with 'Strung Out in Heaven'

    Releasing an EP of David Bowie covers barely a month after the icon's death is an ambitious task, and it's one that could backfire and leave fans disappointed. But singer Amanda Palmer took up the challenged and delivered wonderfully with Strung Out in Heaven, a stellar string-quartet tribute to the...
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