You Got Me Singing

july 15, 2016 -

it is with extreme glee that i present ‘You Got Me Singing,’ which is my very first fully-patron-backed album. listen / read the whole back story on the official project page/home: bit.ly/JAFP-YouGotMeSinging

-THE CREDITS-

Amanda Palmer – vocals, piano, ukulele, glockenspiel, mellotron, vibraphone
Jack Palmer – vocals, guitar
Joe Costa – tambourine, thundersheet

Photography: Kyle Cassidy
Design Implementation: Emily Weiland
Recorded and Mixed by Joe Costa
Recorded at Dreamland Studio, Hurley, NY
Mixed at Middletree Studio, Nashville, TN
Pedal Steel: Rob Stein
Mastering: Fluid Mastering

the album is available for only $1 on bandcamp because all the studio costs were covered by my supporters at www.patreon.com/amandapalmer.

Laura

june 22, 2016 -

Here I am again, thing in hand….and this one is quite personal and beautiful. listen / read the whole back story on the official project page/home: http://bit.ly/AFPLaura

-THE CREDITS-

Performed by Amanda Palmer and Brendan Maclean
“Laura” Written by: Natasha Khan, Justin Parker

Piano: Amanda Palmer
Vocals: Amanda Palmer & Brendan Maclean
Produced by Paul Mac

Video Directed and Edited by: Larry Heath
Cameras: Johnny Au and Larry Heath
Filmed in The Spiegeltent at Sydney Festival 2014

Photo: still from the film of “Laura” live at Sydney Festival 2014 by Larry Heath
Design: Brendan Maclean

A huge THANK YOU from me & Brendan to the 8,000 PATRONS on https://www.patreon.com/amandapalmer who funded this recording and are giving these artists a salary.
(And ….this is a good time to thank Brendan for being so patient (TWO YEARS) for this recording to finally surface. All Things in their own time.)

Purple Rain

may 31, 2016 -

i just released a cover of “purple rain”, with the added lyrics from the intro of “let’s go crazy”, with my brother Jherek Bischoff. listen / read the whole back story on the official project page/home: http://bit.ly/AFPurpleRainpage

Jherek Bischoff: string arranging, mixing, mastering.
Amanda Palmer: vocals

the team @ ELBO studios in LA:

the strings:
Serena McKinney – violin
Ben Ullery – viola
Alma Fernandez – viola
Jacob Braun – cello

in the studio:
Chris Fogel – engineer
John Witt Chapman – engineer
Ryan McClure – asst. engineer

the team @ future-past studio in hudson, NY:
Patrick Higgins – head engineer
Rudy Mingaray- assistant engineer

prince artwork: done on commission from the patreon by sarah beetson (http://www.sarahbeetson.com/)

this project was made possible by over 8,000 people supporting the making of true independent art at https://www.patreon.com/amandapalmer.
please join so that we can make more of the things we love.

all proceeds of this download (until further notice) will go to the ELEVATE HOPE FOUNDATION, a non-profit that provides therapy through music for abused and abandoned kids…supported by prince and founded by sheila e: http://www.elevatehope.org/

1952 Vincent Black Lightning

may 3rd, 2016 -

“1952 Vincent Black Lightning” written by the amazing Richard Thompson

Amanda Palmer – piano
Jack & Amanda Palmer – vocals

drawing & animation by David Mack (made from 250 separate paintings…): https://www.facebook.com/David-Mack-21231086294/
youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9LlSYGM0Rg
vimeo: vimeo.com/165067775

this video was funded by our 7,000+ patrons…THANK YOU GUYS.

from the covers collection “You Got Me Singing” by Jack & Amanda Palmer, available for pre-order NOW exclusively to my Patreon supporters. you can become a patron and access the pre-order for as little as $1 at http://www.patreon.com/amandapalmer

Album pre-order will be available on iTunes and Amazon starting may 16th!

you can also purchase / stream on:
Spotify: http://po.st/APvblSpot
iTunes: http://po.st/APvbliT
Amazon: http://po.st/APvblAmz
Google Play: http://po.st/APvblGP

Jack & Amanda Palmer – “You Got Me Singing” tracklist:
1. You Got Me Singing (Leonard Cohen and Patrick Raymond Leonard)
2. Wynken, Blyken and Nod (Lucy and Carly Simon)
3. Again (Melanie Safka)
4. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Richard John Thompson)
5. Louise Was Not Half Bad (Tom T Hall, written by Paul Siebel)
6. Black Boys On Mopeds (Sinead O’Connor)
7. All I Could Do (Kimya Dawson)
8. In The Heat Of The Summer (Phil Ochs)
9. Pink Emerson Radio (Kathleen Edwards)
10. Skye Boat Song (Traditional)
11. Glacier (John William Grant and Thorarinsson Birgir)
12. I Love You So Much (Noah Britton)

Machete

mar 9th, 2016 -

this song was written in memory of anthony: best friend, cancer victim, weapons enthusiast, life-saver and….it’s a long story. but a good one. read it here: bit.ly/AFPMachete

PLEASE LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES IF POSSIBLE.

this recording was able to come into being created because of my incredible patreon community.
if you want to support more making of Things, please consider joining us: www.patreon.com/amandapalmer
the band:
amanda palmer – piano and vocals
jherek bischoff – electric bass, string arrangement, mixing & mastering engineer, bad-ass
ben folds – drums, spiritual editor
ryan lerman – electric guitar
aniela marie perry – cello
lauren elizabeth baba – viola
crystal brooke alforque – violinsound engineers:
chris kahn at eastwest studio LA (band)
jaron luksa at the rattle room (vocals and strings)

thanks to mayumi heider for cat-herding, and to mayumi, risa luksa, and gracie folds for childcare.

A Mother’s Confession

“A MOTHER’S CONFESSION: A SONG WITH FOOTNOTES” digital download released February 2016. LISTEN / READ ALL 69 FOOTNOTES TO THIS SONG (plus see the gallery) AT bit.ly/amothersconfession

written by amanda palmer with input from jason webley, who didn’t know what “publix” meant.

amanda palmer – piano and vocals
jason webley – accordion, glockenspiel, bass drum, choral conducting, engineering, mixing, canoe.
the floating drum collective – choral optimism
anthony or ash for short – himself

recorded in jason webley’s houseboat, february 12, the day after it was written, which was the 11th.

this song is able to be free/pay-what-you-want because it was paid for by the 7,000 people supporting my patreon.
join the community (it is awesome) and help me make more Things at: www.patreon.com/amandapalmer

 

Strung Out In Heaven

STRUNG OUT IN HEAVEN: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute digital download released February 2016. listen / read the whole back story for the EP on the official project page/home: http://bit.ly/strungoutinheaven

Amanda Palmer – Vocals
Jherek Bischoff – Double Bass/Arrangements/Conducting
Serena McKinney​ – Violin​ 1
Alyssa Park​ – Violin 2
Ben Ullery​ – Viola
Jacob Braun – Cello
Anna Calvi – Vocals/Guitar (Blackstar)
Jono Manson – Amanda’s Engineer (The Kitchen Sink)
Alex Thomas – Anna Calvi’s Engineer (Bruce Grove Studio)
Chris Fogel – Jherek/Strings Engineer (Hyperion Sound / ELBO Studios)
Bryan Carrigan – Jherek/Strings Asst. Engineer (Hyperion Sound / ELBO Studios)
John Cameron Mitchell – Vocals (Heroes and Helden)

 

Jherek recorded the strings in LA at Hyperion Sound / ELBO studios engineered by Chris Fogel (engineer) and Bryan Carrigan (Asst. engineer).
Anna Calvi (guest vocal and guitar on Blackstar) recorded in London at Bruce Grove Studios engineered by Alex Thomas.
Amanda recorded vocals in Santa Fe, NM, at The Kitchen Sink, engineered by Jono Manson. Jono added the acoustic guitar on “Space Oddity”.
John Cameron Mitchell sang his back-ups in his apartment in New York into his iPhone.
Jherek mixed and mastered the entire record at home in LA.

 

The artwork was created by artists from three continents:
Cassandra Long (United States) – Blackstar
David Mack (United States) – Ashes to Ashes
Sarah Beetson (United Kingdom) – EP cover and Space Oddity
Félix Marqués (Spain) – Life on Mars
HA-HA (Australia) – Helden (German Version)

This entire project was financed by the supporters at patreon.com/amandapalmer. The minimum price here is $1 – $.54 of which will go to Bowie’s publisher for the use of the songs. The remaining proceeds from the first month of sales (until August 15th, 2016) will go to the cancer research wing of Tufts Medical Center, in memory of David Bowie.

“So Much Wine (Jack and Amanda Palmer take)”

“So Much Wine (Jack and Amanda Palmer take)” by The Handsome Family

Jack Palmer – Guitar & vocals
Amanda Palmer – Piano & vocals
special guest Rob Stein on pedal steel
recorded at dreamland studios, hurley NY, august 2015

engineer: joe costa
(third lyric verse added by Amanda Palmer, with kind permission from The Handsome Family)
special thanks to jeff tweedy

thank you to all the supporters at patreon for making this recording possible…
if you’d like to support more work (and hear the rest of these amanda & jack recordings when they come out!)
please consider joining our patreon family: https://www.patreon.com/amandapalmer

amanda & jack palmer – “all i could do” kimya dawson cover

“all i could do” – by kimya dawson from her album “thunder thighs”: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5PPCkoOKabpGGhqrUwSikz

 

amanda palmer – vocals & ukulele
jack palmer – acoustic guitar
recorded at dreamland studios, hurley NY, august 2015

 

engineer: joe costa
photographer: kyle cassidy
designed by fame house (www.famehouse.net)

 

thank you to all the supporters at patreon for making this recording possible…
if you’d like to support more work (and hear the rest of these amanda & jack recordings when they come out!)
please consider joining our patreon family: https://www.patreon.com/amandapalmer

“The Thing About Things” Stream

The Thing About Things- made possible by the good folk at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/amandapalmer

music & lyrics written by Amanda Palmer
ukulele & vocals – Amanda Palmer
recorded at Q Division in Somerville, Ma
mixed at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, Ma
engineered & mixed by Benny Grotto
artwork by Fame House
produced by Amanda Palmer & Benny Grotto

“Bigger On The Inside” Stream

“bigger on the inside”
music & lyrics written by Amanda Palmer.
ukulele/organ/vocals – Amanda Palmer
cello – Zoe Keating (http://www.zoekeating.com/)
recorded at Q Division in Somerville, Ma
mixed at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, Ma
engineered & mixed by Benny Grotto.
cello engineered and recorded by Zoe Keating.
photo used by kind permission
produced by Amanda Palmer, Zoe Keating and Benny Grotto.

dedicated to Anthony Martignetti, Jeff Rusch, and Jeremy Geidt.

An Evening With Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer Stream

The 2013 release from Amanda Palmer and her husband, author Neil Gaiman. An Evening With… features highlights culled from hours of live recordings from their Fall 2011 tour of the West Coast. The duo bring you an intimate collection of songs, duets, covers and spoken word pieces that span their respective careers.

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Theatre Is Evil Album Stream

Theatre Is Evil was released on September 11, 2012. The album was written over the four years since Amanda made her solo debut with Who Killed Amanda Palmer in 2008, and the recording and release process was funded by a Kickstarter project.

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Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under Stream

Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under. THE ode to the Antipodes. A collection of originals, covers, live recordings, and collaborations with friends and family in Australia and New Zealand

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Polly Stream

The classic Nirvana track done Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra style.

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The Thing About Things (Live) Stream

The Thing About Things (LIVE- OFFICIAL BOOTLEG)

Recorded live on April 6th, 2013 at the Sosnoff Theater (Bard College’s Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts)

 

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