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Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer[3] (/ˈpɑːlmər/; born April 30, 1976), sometimes known as Amanda Fucking Palmer (AFP),[1][2] is an American singer-songwriter who is the lead vocalist, pianist, and lyricist of the duo The Dresden Dolls.[4] She performs as a solo artist, and was also one-half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn, and the lead singer and songwriter of Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra.[5]

Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer at IFC 2016 - IMG 0132 (24075269118) (cropped).jpg
Palmer in 2016
Background information
Birth nameAmanda MacKinnon Palmer
Also known asAmanda Palmer[1][2]
Born (1976-04-30) April 30, 1976 (age 42)
New York City, U.S.
OriginBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • performance artist
  • author
Instruments
Years active1989–present
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteAmandaPalmer.net

Contents

Life and careerEdit

Palmer was born Amanda MacKinnon Palmer in New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital,[6] and grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts.[7] Her parents divorced when she was one year old, and as a child she rarely saw her father.[8]

She attended Lexington High School, where she was involved in the drama department,[9] and attended Wesleyan University[10] where she was a member of the Eclectic Society.[11] She staged performances based on work by the Legendary Pink Dots, an early influence, and was involved in the Legendary Pink Dots electronic mailing list, Cloud Zero.[citation needed] She then formed the Shadowbox Collective, devoted to street theatre and putting on theatrical shows (such as the 2002 play, Hotel Blanc,[12] which she directed). Another early influence is Judy Blume, an author of children's books.[13]

With an interest in the performing arts, both in music and in theatre, Palmer spent time busking as a living statue called "The Eight Foot Bride" in Harvard Square, Cambridge; Edinburgh, Scotland; Australia (where she met Jason Webley);[14] as well as many other locations. She refers to this line of work on The Dresden Dolls' self-titled CD, with the song "The Perfect Fit":

I can paint my face
And stand very, very still
It's not very practical
But it still pays the bills

as well as on the A is for Accident track "Glass Slipper":

I give out flowers
To curious strangers
who throw dollars at my feet.

The Dresden DollsEdit

 
Palmer performing with The Dresden Dolls at Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland, New Zealand, September 2006

At a Halloween party in 2000, Palmer met drummer Brian Viglione and afterwards they formed The Dresden Dolls. In an effort to expand the performance experience and interactivity, Palmer began inviting Lexington High School students to perform drama pieces at the Dresden Dolls' live shows. This evolved to The Dirty Business Brigade, a troupe of seasoned and new artists, performing at many gigs.[15]

In 2002, after developing a cult following, the band recorded their eponymous debut album, The Dresden Dolls, with producer Martin Bisi (of Indie, Brooklyn, New York fame). They produced the album before signing with the label Roadrunner Records.[citation needed]

In 2006, The Dresden Dolls Companion[16] was published, with words, music & artwork by Amanda Palmer.[16] In it she has written a history of the album The Dresden Dolls and of the duo, as well as a partial autobiography. The book also contains the lyrics, sheet music, and notes on each song in the album, all written by Palmer, as well as a DVD with a 20-minute interview of Amanda about making the book.[citation needed]

In June 2007, as part of the Dresden Dolls, she toured with the True Colors Tour 2007,[17] including her debut in New York City's Radio City Music Hall,[18] and her first review in The New York Times.[18]

July 2008 the Dresden Dolls released a second book, the Virginia Companion, a follow-up to The Dresden Dolls Companion, featuring the music and lyrics from the Yes, Virginia...(2006) and No, Virginia... (2008) albums, produced by Sean Slade and Paul Kolderie.[citation needed]

The Onion Cellar and CabaretEdit

Palmer conceived the musical/production The Onion Cellar, based on a short story from The Tin Drum by Günter Grass. From December 9, 2006 through January 13, 2007, The Dresden Dolls performed the piece in conjunction with the American Repertory Theater at the Zero Arrow Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While Palmer was openly frustrated with the direction of the show, fan and critical reviews were very positive.[19]

Palmer, as part of her solo career, returned to the A.R.T. in fall 2010 for a two-month run of Cabaret, starring as the Emcee.[20]

Dresden Dolls reunionsEdit

The Dresden Dolls reunited for a tour in the United States in 2010, starting on Halloween in New York City and ending in San Francisco on New Year's Eve.[21] They performed two shows in 2011, in Australia and Mexico, and seven shows, in Australia and New Zealand, in 2012. They performed shows in Kingston, New York, Boston, and Brooklyn in August 2016. In 2017, they performed a Halloween show in Washington, DC and 3 shows in November at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. They have recently announced (May 2018) two reunion shows for Halloween 2018 in the UK[22]

Evelyn EvelynEdit

 
Palmer (left) as one half of Evelyn Evelyn, with Jason Webley

In September 2007, Palmer collaborated with Jason Webley to release Evelyn Evelyn's debut EP Elephant Elephant via Jason's Eleven Records. Their full-length album, Evelyn Evelyn was released March 30, 2010, followed by a worldwide tour.[23]

Solo careerEdit

In July 2007, Palmer played three sold-out shows (in Boston, Hoboken, and NYC) in a new "with band" format. Her backing band was Boston alternative rock group Aberdeen City, who also opened along with Dixie Dirt. In August 2007, Palmer traveled to perform in the Spiegeltent and other venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, and also performed on BBC Two's The Edinburgh Show. She collaborated with Australian theater company, The Danger Ensemble; both again appeared at the Spiegeltent in Melbourne and at other venues around Australia in December 2007.

In June 2008, Palmer established her solo career with two well-received performances with the Boston Pops.[24][25]

 
Photo taken during her 2008 tour promoting Who Killed Amanda Palmer

Her first solo studio album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, was released on September 16, 2008. Ben Folds produced and also played on the album.[26][27] The title is a play on an expression used by fans during Twin Peaks original run, "Who killed Laura Palmer?" A companion book of photos of Palmer looking as if she were murdered was released in July 2009. Titled Who Killed Amanda Palmer a Collection of Photographic Evidence, it featured photography by Kyle Cassidy and stories by Neil Gaiman, as well as lyrics from the album.[28]

"Strength Through Music," a track from Who Killed Amanda Palmer, indirectly references August Strindberg. The song contains an audio clip of a web cartoon called Strindberg and Helium; the cartoon almost exclusively quotes Strindberg's work.[citation needed]

In late 2008, she toured Europe with Jason Webley, Zoë Keating and The Danger Ensemble, performing songs mostly from her debut solo album. She did most of the shows with a broken foot she had sustained in Belfast, Northern Ireland when a car ran over her foot as she stepped out into a street.[29] In April 2009, she played at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.[30]

In 2009, Palmer went back to her alma mater, Lexington High School in Massachusetts, to collaborate with her old director and mentor Steven Bogart on a workshop piece for the department's spring production. The play, With The Needle That Sings In Her Heart was inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel's album, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and The Diary of Anne Frank.

NPR's Avishay Artsy interviewed the cast on All Things Considered.[31]

Palmer began using the ukulele during a concert as a goof, but soon it became a regular part of her repertoire. Later, she recorded a full album with ukulele accompaniment: Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele.[32][33][34]

On April 20, 2012, Palmer announced on her blog that she launched a new album pre-order on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter project was ultimately supported by 24,883 backers for a grand total of $1,192,793[35] — at the time, the most funds ever raised for a musical project on Kickstarter. A widely reported and commented upon controversy emerged from the related tour when she asked for local musicians to volunteer to play with her for exposure, fun, beer, and hugs instead of money.[36][37][38][39][40][41] She responded in the press and changed her policy to one of paying local musicians who volunteered to play with her on this tour.[42][43]

The album, Theatre Is Evil, was recorded with The Grand Theft Orchestra, produced by John Congleton, and released in September 2012.

On November 9, 2012, Palmer launched the first music video from Theatre is Evil for "Do it With a Rockstar" on The Flaming Lips' website. The video was co-created and directed by Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips.[44] Subsequent videos were released for "The Killing Type" and "The Bed Song".

On August 9, 2013, Palmer made her Lincoln Center debut.[45][46]

In November 2014, Palmer released her memoir, The Art of Asking (ISBN 1455581089), which expands on a Ted talk she gave in February 2013. The book made the NY Times bestsellers list.[47][48]

On March 3, 2015 Amanda began soliciting financial support on the crowdfunding platform Patreon.[49] Palmer spoke at the 2015 Hay Festival about the prospect of reconciling art and motherhood. The talk was recorded for the BBC Radio 4 series Four Thought and broadcast on June 21, 2015.[50] Also in 2015, she served as a judge for The 14th Annual Independent Music Awards.

During the first months of 2016, she released the completely Patreon-funded song "Machete", and a David Bowie tribute EP, entitled Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute.[49][51]

Duo with Jack PalmerEdit

Amanda Palmer collaborated with her father, Jack Palmer, to record an album, "You Got Me Singing".[52] The duo performed several concerts in July 2016 in support of the album.[53]

Duo with Edward Ka-SpelEdit

Amanda Palmer collaborated with Legendary Pink Dots frontman Edward Ka-Spel to record an album, "I Can Spin a Rainbow". The duo toured in May and June 2017 in support of the album, backed by Legendary Pink Dots' former violin player Patrick Q. Wright.[54]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman (Vienna 2011)

Palmer resides in Boston, Massachusetts, with other artists in a cooperative named the Cloud Club.[55]

She has identified as bisexual,[56] telling afterellen.com in 2007: "I'm bisexual, but it's not the sort of thing I spent a lot of time thinking about," Palmer said. "I've slept with girls; I've slept with guys, so I guess that's what they call it! I'm not anti trying to use language to simplify our lives."[57] Palmer has spoken out on feminist issues[58] and about her open relationships, stating in one interview that "I've never been comfortable in a monogamous relationship in my life. I feel like I was built for open relationships just because of the way I function," Palmer explained. "It's not a reactive decision like, 'Hey I'm on the road, you're on the road, let's just find other people.' It was a fundamental building block of our relationship. We both like things this way."[59]

Palmer has said that she once worked as a stripper under the name Berlin.[60] She has stated that the song "Berlin" was written about this experience.[61]

On her blog, Palmer has stated that she had an abortion at age 17. In the same blog post, she stated that she was date raped when she was 20 years old.[62]

Neil Gaiman and Palmer confirmed their engagement in 2010[63] and Palmer hosted a flash mob wedding (not legally binding) for Gaiman's birthday in New Orleans later the same year. The couple legally married in a private ceremony in 2011.[64] The wedding took place in the parlor of writers Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon.[65] Palmer gave birth to the couple's son, Anthony, on September 16, 2015.

Palmer practices meditation and wrote an article titled "Melody vs. Meditation" for the Buddhist publication Shambhala Sun, that described the struggle between songwriting and being able to clear the mind to meditate.[66]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 2012: Artist & Manager Awards - Pioneer Award
  • 2012: Twitter Feed @amandapalmer in the Boston Phoenix's Best 2012[67]
  • 2011: Actress in a local production: Cabaret – Boston's Best, Improper Bostonian[68]
  • 2010: Artist of the Year – Boston Music Awards[69][70][71]
  • 2010: Cover of "Fake Plastic Trees" (Radiohead) named 13th of Paste magazine's 20 Best Cover Songs of 2010[72]
  • 2009: No. 100 on After Ellen's Hot 100 of 2009.[73]
  • 2008: No. 6 on the Best Solo artist list in The Guardian's Readers' Poll of 2008.[74]
  • 2007: No. 6 on Spinner.com's "Women Who Rock Right Now".[75]
  • 2006: The Boston Globe named her the most stylish woman in Boston.[76]
  • 2006: Listed in Blender magazine's hottest women of rock.[77]
  • 2005: Best Female Vocalist in the WFNX/Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll.[78][79]

DiscographyEdit

 
Amanda Palmer performing in Vienna, Austria, 2011

Solo artistEdit

DemosEdit

  • Songs from 1989–1995... (1996)
  • Summer 1998 Five Song Demo (1997)

Solo studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US[80] US Indie[81] US Alternative[82]
Who Killed Amanda Palmer 77 3
Theatre Is Evil (with the Grand Theft Orchestra)
  • Released: September 7, 2012
  • Label: 8 Ft.
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
10 3 18
There Will Be No Intermission
  • Released: March 8, 2019
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP

Collaborative studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Folk[83]
You Got Me Singing (with Jack Palmer)
  • Released: July 15, 2016
  • Label: 8 Ft.
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
16
I Can Spin a Rainbow (with Edward Ka-Spel)
  • Released: May 5, 2017
  • Label: 8 Ft.
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP

Live albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Indie[81]
Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under
  • Released: January 21, 2011
  • Label: Liberator
  • Formats: CD, digital download
50
Several Attempts to Cover Songs by The Velvet Underground & Lou Reed for Neil Gaiman as His Birthday Approaches
  • Released: April 10, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD
An Evening With Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer
  • Released: November 19, 2013
  • Label: 8 Ft.
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
32

Remix albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Map of Tasmania: The Remix Project (With The Young Punx & Peaches)
  • Released: April 10, 2011
  • Label:
  • Format: Digital download
Piano Is Evil
  • Released: October 22, 2016
  • Label: 8 Ft.
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP

EPsEdit

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele
  • Released: July 20, 2010
  • Label: 8 Ft.
  • Format: Digital download
Selections from Theatre Is Evil
  • Released: September 2012
  • Label: 8 Ft.
  • Format: Digital download
Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet (with Jherek Bischoff)
  • Released: February 5, 2016
  • Label: 8 Ft.
  • Formats: Digital download, vinyl
Sketches For the Musical Jib (with Jason Webley)
  • Released: September 13, 2016
  • Label: 8 ft.
  • Formats: Digital download, vinyl
The Hands EP (with Edward Ka-Spel)
  • Released: May 2017
  • Label: 8 Ft.
  • Formats: 7-inch vinyl

SinglesEdit

Title Year Album
"Leeds United" 2008 Who Killed Amanda Palmer
"Oasis"
"Do You Swear to Tell the Truth the Whole Truth and
Nothing but the Truth So Help Your Black Ass"
2010 An Evening with Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman
"Idioteque" Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele
"Map of Tasmania" Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under
"Polly" (Nirvana cover) 2012 Newermind
"Want It Back" Theatre Is Evil
"Do It With a Rockstar"
"Institutionalized" (Suicidal Tendencies cover) A Tribute to Repo Man
"Ukulele Anthem"1 An Evening with Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman
"Bigger on the Inside" (feat. Zoe Keating)13 2013 There Will Be No Intermission
"The Thing About Things"
"The Angel Gabriel" 2014 Non-album singles
"All I Could Do" (with Jack Palmer) 2016 You Got Me Singing
"So Much Wine" (with Jack Palmer) Non-album singles
"A Mother's Confession" There Will Be No Intermission
"Machete"
"1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (with Jack Palmer) You Got Me Singing
"Purple Rain" (with Jherek Bischoff) Non-album singles
"Laura" (with Brendan Maclean)
"The Sound of People Dancing" (with Thor & Friends)
"On The Door" (with Brendan Maclean)
"Everybody Knows" (with Jherek Bischoff)
"Democracy" (with Neil Gaiman)
"Floating in a Cocktail Glass" 2017
"Drowning in the Sound"1 There Will Be No Intermission
"Small Hands, Small Heart" Non-album singles
"The Ride" There Will Be No Intermission
"In Harm's Way" (with Jherek Bischoff) Non-album singles
"Mother" (with Jherek Bischoff)
"How Would You Like To Play God?" (with Jherek Bischoff)
"Labyrinth" (with The Budapest Film Orchestra)
"Quartet for Dolores" (with Jherek Bischoff) 2018
"The Mess Inside" (with Sxip Shirey & Rachel Jayson) I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats
"Judy Blume"1 An Evening with Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman & There Will Be No Intermission
"Strength Through Music 2018" Non-album singles
"Current 94"
"Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now" (with Jasmine Power)
"House of Eternal Return" (with Jason Webley)
"Electric Blanket" (with Jason Webley)2 An Evening with Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman

Notes:

  1. ^ Re-recorded for album release
  2. ^ Re-recorded for single release
  3. ^ Solo version appears on album

DVDsEdit

  • Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Music Videos (2009)

Music VideosEdit

  • Who Killed Amanda Palmer? Video Series Intro (2008)
  • Astronaut (2008)
  • Ampersand (2008)
  • Runs in the Family (2008)
  • Point of it All (2008)
  • Strength through Music (2008)
  • Guitar Hero (2008)
  • Another Year (2008)
  • Oasis (2008)
  • Leeds United (2008)
  • What's the Use of Wond'rin? (Carousel cover) (feat. St. Vincent with Vermillion Lies) (2008)
  • What's the Use of Wond'rin? (Carousel cover) (feat. St. Vincent) (2008)
  • Blake Says (with the Danger Ensamble) (2008)
  • Have to Drive (with the Danger Ensamble) (2008)
  • Elephant Elephant - Evelyn Evelyn (2010)
  • Evelyn Evelyn (Chiara Ambrosio animation)- Evelyn Evelyn (2010)
  • János vs Wonderland - Tristan Allen & Amanda Palmer - (2010)
  • Sandy Fishnets (Rachel Gitlevich & Vince Mascoli animation) - Evelyn Evelyn (2011)
  • Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn? - Evelyn Evelyn (2011)
  • No Surprises (Radiohead cover) (Marcos Sanchez animation) (2011)
  • On an Unknown Beach (Peter Jefferies cover) (2011)
  • Map of Tasmania (feat. The Young Punx) (2011)
  • In My Mind (feat. Brian Viglione) (2011)
  • Polly (Nirvana cover) - Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra (2012)
  • First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - The Flaming Lips (feat. Amanda Palmer) (2012)
  • The Killing Type - Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra (2012)
  • Want It Back - Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra (2012)
  • Do It With A Rockstar - Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra (2012)
  • The Bed Song - Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra (2013)
  • Behind the Trees (Avi Ofer animation) (2015)
  • 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Richard Thompson cover) (David Mack animation) - Jack & Amanda Palmer (2016)
  • Laura (Bat for Lashes cover) - Amanda Palmer & Brendan Maclean (2016)
  • Wynken, Blynken & Nod (Eugene Field cover) - Jack & Amanda Palmer (2016)
  • Wynken, Blynken & Nod (Eugene Field cover) (Chiara Ambrosio animation) - Jack & Amanda Palmer (2016)
  • The Angel Gabriel (Basque carol) (2016)
  • Floating in a Cocktail Glass (2017)
  • Beyond the Beach (Chiara Ambrosio animation) - Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel (2017)
  • The Clock at the Back of the Cage - Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel (2017)
  • Grown Man Cry - Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra (2017)
  • The Ride (Patreon only video) - (2017)
  • In Harm's Way (2017)
  • Mother (Pink Floyd cover) - Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff (2017)
  • The Mess Inside - Amanda Palmer, Sxip Shirey & Rachel Jayson feat Coco Karol (2018)
  • Judy Blume (2018)
  • Strength through Music (New version) (2018)
  • Pulp Fiction (David Mack animation) - Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel (New mix) (2018)
  • Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now - Amanda Palmer & Jasmine Power (2018)
  • Electric Blanket - Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley (2018)
  • Anti-Ukulele Anthem - Andrew O'Neill & Amanda Palmer (2018)

As part of The Dresden DollsEdit

As part of Evelyn EvelynEdit

As part of 8in8Edit

Other appearancesEdit

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Trudy" 2003 Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women In Girl Trouble
"Circus Freak Love Triangle" 2005 Hierosonic Pornos and Razorblades
"Warsaw is Khelm" 2006 Golem Fresh off Boat
"Life" ...And You Will Know Us by the Trial of Dead So Divided
"Eight Days of Hell"
"Witch's Web"
"The Lovers" Meredith Yayanos Brainwaves
"Stuck with You" 2007 Voltairie Ooky Spooky
"Everybody Hurts" Cormac Bride Stereogum Presents...: A Tribute to Automatic For the People
"Black Versus White" 2009 Apoptygma Berzerk Rocket Science
"Living in Misery" Kill Hannah Wake Up the Sleepers
"Behavior" (Steel Train cover) 2010 Matt Devine & Erica Iozzo Terrible Tactics Vol. 1
"János vs Wonderland" Tristan Allen Tristan Allen EP
"The Little Prince" 2011 Lance Horne First Things Last
"Such Great Heights" (The Postal Service cover) Kim Boekbinder Such Great Heights
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" The Flaming Lips non-album single
"Magicfuturebox" 2012 Jherek Bischoff The Few Moments
"Total Control" Hugo Race non-album single
"First World Problems" 2014 "Weird Al" Yankovic Mandatory Fun
"Before Too Long" Missy Higgins Oz
"You and Him" 2015 John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
"Pictures of Me" (Elliott Smith cover) 2016 N/A Say Yes!
"The Leary Cloud (Slight Return" 2017 Edward Ka-Spel High on Station Yellow Moon
"No-one Can Hear You Squeak"
"Stuck On My Eyes"
"The Scream" Edward Ka-Spel & Patrick Q Wright Asylum Relapse: A tale of four worlds
"Boys in the Band" 2018 Jinkx Monsoon The Ginger Snapped
"Fighter" Patty Monroe Malatjie

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Notes
2012 Artifact interviewee[citation needed]
2014 Temple of Art co-producer[citation needed]
2014 Lennon or McCartney Short documentary film; interview clip[84]

BibliographyEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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