There Will Be No Intermission
- All The Things
- The Ride
- Drowning In The Sound
- Hold On Tight, Darling
- The Thing About Things
- Life's Such a Bitch Isn't It
- Judy Blume
- Feeding The Dark
- Bigger On The Inside
- There Will Be No Intermission
- You Know The Statistics
- Voicemail For Jill
- You'd Think I'd Shot Their Children
- A Mother's Confession
- They're Saying Not To Panic
- Look Mummy, No Hands
- Intermission is Relative
- Death Thing
“There Will Be No Intermission is a triumphant return of an uncompromising artist. It is singularly the best piece of work that Palmer has produced in her career.” — Pop Matters
my new album, art-book and global tour, “There Will Be No Intermission” is out now.
sometimes you make the art, and sometimes the art makes you. this record and tour feels more like the latter.
listen. these songs are the most vulnerable and personal i’ve ever recorded, and they all provided some kind of relief from each life-situation i was facing over the last seven years since i out our my last album (theatre is evil), it was just non-stop, the gamut of human emotion and highs and lows.
but it had to be that way. right? god laughs at plans. and all of it has galvanized me to the core: as a writer, as a woman, as an artistic servant. i also had no idea that my 14,000 patrons – who held my hand through this entire process – would have the profound effect on my songwriting that they did.
everything feels inseparable now: my crowdfunding through patreon, the birth of our son, the election of trump, my TED talk, two abortions, the kavanuagh hearing, the death of my best friend, writing a book, being in ireland for the repeal, the miscarriage i had alone on a christmas day.
i sat in a theater in london and watched hannah gadsby decimate the blurted lines between entertainment and naked truth, i saw the brave women of #metoo standing up against their rapists, and i saw nick cave in concert and on record working through his grief using art as a necessary and generous tourniquet that others could re-use. they all reminded me to try harder and harder still to tell the real, unadorned truth.
i’ve seen how infectious the darkest truths are, when spoken without shame, and I felt like taking any other path would have been a cop-out.
i love you all so much.
i hope this record, this book, this show can hold you the way i’ve been held…i couldn’t have made it through these ordeals without art there to whisper to me that i wasn’t alone.
thank you for coming on this ride with me.
to learn more about this making of this record, go here:
www.patreon.com/posts/there-will-be-no-25219616 and go to www.AMANDAPALMER.net NOW to learn everything about the ALBUM, the ARTBOOK and the global song & storytelling tour.
this album, and all of the art i’ve been making over the last four years was funded by my patrons on patreon. people there support me, my staff, and my collaborators so we can draw a sustainable salary to MAKE ALL THE THINGS. come join to help me make MORE THINGS and get special merch, tour pre-sales, and all album news first for as little as $1/month. patreon.com/amandapalmer
released March 8, 2019
jherek bischoff – double bass, guitar, vibraphone, prepared piano, backing vocals
john congleton – drums, synths, sequencing
max henry – synths
amanda palmer – piano, ukulele, organ, synths, vocals
joey waronker – drums
jason webley – accordion
there will be no intermission was produced, mixed and engineered by john congleton
studio assistant: tyler karmen
recorded at: 64 sound, los angeles
mixed at: elmwood west
mastered by greg calbi at sterling sound, new york
all songs written by amanda palmer, published by eight foot music
administered by kobalt songs music publishing
except “look mummy, no hands” written by dillie keane
all inter-song instrumentals were arranged and mixed by jherek bischoff
vibraphone, double bass, sub bass synth, cymbals, bass drum, glockenspiel recorded by jherek bischoff
violin, viola, and cello recorded by jaron luksa at the rattle room, los angeles
inter-song instrumental players:
double bass, sub bass synth, cymbals, bass drum:
aniela marie perry
vibraphone & glockenspiel:
the “baby didn’t die” choir:
carly d. weckstein
marvel star de la cruz
the original “machete” string players, sampled for this version of the song:
violin: crystal brooke alforque
viola: lauren elizabeth baba
cello: aniela marie perry
“machete” string arrangement by jherek bischoff
originally recorded by jaron luksa at the rattle room, los angeles
sleeve photography: allan amato
insert photography: kahn & selesnick
stylist on kahn & selesnick shoots: regina harris
on the set:
piano stewards – ngo’e crossan, julius ross bright, philip marshall, nico deslis, joe yarabek and ben ranes
library dept.: justine marzack, ash
dress on inner sleeve designed by: marc littlejohn
album artwork designed by: andrew nelson at down in the valley creative
thank you to my husband, neil gaiman, and to my son, ash-for-short david karl gaiman. i love you both so much.
special thanks to ben folds for the songwriting help on “drowning in the sound”, to my patrons for the lyric help on “drowning in the sound” & “the ride”, and to dillie keane for letting me cover her song. thank you to marco benevento for letting me borrow his studio for “the ride” songwriting session. and a huge thank you to all the engineers and musicians – all over the world – who hosted and worked on the extensive collection of recording demos for this record.
thanks to martin & everyone at cooking vinyl.
a massive, heartfelt thank you to the extended members of team AFP, all of whom worked with me over the course of the last seven years:
sean francis, eric sussman, superkate slepicka, bill hartman, jordan verzar, hayley rosenblum, alex knight and michael mccomiskey.
at fame house: nick rizzuto, brittney bomberger, megan rondeau, braxton carter, courtney catagnus, and mike sachetti.
you can always find me on the internet: @amandapalmer and at amandapalmer.net or just google, it’s 2019.
i love you all. we’re gonna be okay.
it’s just a ride.