Is there an electro-comedy genre? If not, Amanda Palmer & Brendan MacLean just invented it. Their new song about concert guestlists, “On the Door,” weaves an electro-dance chorus with comedic answering machine messages from various celebrities including Neil Gaiman, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Craig Ferguson.
It’s strange and funny and I love it. You can download the pay what you want (incl. free) mp3 at Bandcamp.
The Dresden Dolls’ spectacular Coney Island reunion concert webcast is now available as a Free Video!
What a time it was. They played all their best songs — “Girl Anachronism,” “Coin-Operated Boy,” “Half Jack,” “Sex Changes,” “Mrs. O,” “Missed Me”…”The Jeep Song” with audience members on stage — and some unbelievable covers — Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name,” and a new Dolls arrangemeng of Amanda Palmer’s single “Machete.” Best of all was seeing Amanda and Brian, and The Brigade performers, back in action, like the oldest, dearest, coolest, and most talented of friends.
As many of us hoped, Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff have joined forces once more for this lovely string quartet cover of “Purple Rain” (with the spoken word intro from “Let’s Go Crazy”). Their Prince tribute is available via Bandcamp and benefits Prince and Sheila E’s The Elevate Hope Foundation.
Amanda Palmer’s new song, “Machete,” is her masterpiece. Written during the time Amanda grieved for her best friend and gave birth to his namesake, “Machete” is intensely emotional in both lyrics and sound. The song forms the perfect bridge between The Dresden Dolls punk cabaret, as well as Amanda’s glam-rock solo releases, and her recent gorgeously string-accented Bowie tribute. Her Bowie cohort, Jherek Bischoff, also lends his talents to “Machete.” Amanda posted a lengthy, deeply personal essay about the creation of the song and the circumstances surrounding it along with photos and lyrics at her website. You can stream and/or download the free, legal mp3 below…