February 4, 2011

IconAmanda Palmer releases new album

Bisexual punk cabaret icon Amanda Palmer has released a new full-length album, her first since 2008. “Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under” is available from just US$0.69 (43p).

The album, which was inspired by Amanda’s experiences whilst touring Australia and New Zealand, showcases professional live recordings of new material from her recent tours “down under” alongside a small number of studio tracks. Guest artists, including The Jane Austen Argument and Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione, feature on a number of songs.

The new material is available from Amanda’s Bandcamp music store. Those who wish to download a digital copy of the album can choose how much they want to pay for it, in a manner reminiscent of Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” release.

Following a messy break-up with Roadrunner Records, Amanda has been promoting the new album through social networking sites such as Twitter rather than through traditional music industry channels. On her blog, she says: “it’s so simple. we are, literally, the media.”

An extravagant promotional video has been made to accompany album track “Map of Tasmania”. This electro-pop collaboration with The Young Punx is about the relationship that women have with their pubic hair.

Watch the video below:

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