ALBUM REVIEW: While She Sleeps – Sleeps Society


While it may be OK to not be OK, as the main refrain of the thumping anthemic opener ‘Enlightenment?’ insists (and while it absolutely is, we still have much work to do as a collective mass to support each other), Sleeps Society (Sleeps Brothers, in assoc. with Search & Destroy, Spinefarm, UNFD, Universal) takes a step and seeks to provide a place, a community packed with a kinship of like-minded souls who will be there with and for each other. It would be easy for the Sleeps Society (a Patreon-based family) to be empty words and hollow platitudes, but there is integrity to the missives that are as important to the overall point of While She Sleeps in 2021 as the songs. Continue reading


UPDATED: Daughters Launches a Patreon


Daughters has created a crowdfunding campaign with Patreon to better engage with their die-hard fans and help sustain the band in these uncertain times. CORRECTION: The band also leaked out they will be releasing a new single this week, Vocalist Alexis Marshall will release a solo single this week, via their label Sargent House. Read a message below from the band and sign up at the link below.Continue reading


Jamey Jasta Shares an Unreleased Demo via His Patreon


Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta has shared an unreleased demo for his Patreon fans The song ‘Find the Tourniquet’ was co-written by his friend and former The Acacia Strain guitarist DL. Jasta’s message to fans encouraged them to join his Patreon and appreciates them for supporting him and his bands during this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Continue reading


Amanda Palmer Releases Hurricane Harvey Relief Single


Amanda Palmer has released a charity single, crowdsourced from her Patreon supporters, dubbed ‘Drowning In Sound’. According to a message from Palmer, 100% of the profits will go to the Texas Diaper Bank (http://www.texasdiaperbank.org), who are helping all affected areas in the Harvey aftermath, not just in Houston.Continue reading


Amanda Palmer Books Florida And Cuba Shows, New Music Coming Soon Via Patreon


Songstress and activist Amanda Palmer is winding down a whirlwind year in which she had a baby, released a book, recorded and released several new albums, toured both solo and with the Dresden Dolls, has made recent a new musical project for 2017, book some upcoming tour dates, has new holiday merch out, and her expected Record Store Day release coming tomorrow, the limited edition version of her ‘STRUNG Out In Heaven’/’Purple Rain’ on custom vinyl.Continue reading


Amanda Palmer And Jherek Bishoff Release David Bowie Charity Tribute EP


Jherek Bischoff and Amanda Palmer David Bowie Tribute

 

Amanda Palmer, continuing to return from her hiatus after the birth of her son last year, has produced a tribute album to David Bowie with the help of multi-instrumentalistJherek Biscoff and other noted collaborators. Dubbed Strung Out In Heaven, the EP was released with the help of Palmer’s Patreon supporters . You stream the lead track ‘Blackstar’ featuring (Anna Calvi), and buy it from her Bandcamppage as well. The minimum price 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 March 5th) will go to the cancer research wing of Tufts Medical Center, in memory of Bowie.

There is special artwork for each track created by noted artists from around the world, which you can see below. Palmer continues to create projects and engage her audience via Patreon. You can support her there:

 

Bowie tribute Amanda Palmer and friends

Strung Out In Heaven EP track listing

1. Blackstar (Featuring Anna Calvi) 08:32

2. Space Oddity (Featuring Neil Gaiman) 05:07

3. Ashes To Ashes 03:59

4. Heroes (Featuring John Cameron Mitchell) 03:37

5. Helden (Single Version) (Featuring John Cameron Mitchell) 03:38

6. Jherek Bischoff – Life On Mars? (Instrumental) 03:58

Personnel:

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)

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)

Bill Sienkiewicz (United States) – Heroes (English Version)

 


Amanda Palmer To Kick Off European Tour This Weekend, New Song Posted


Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, photo from AfP online

Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, photo from AfP online

Amanda Palmer starts a brief UK book tour tomorrow. Shows will include signings for her Art of Asking book, Q & A style chats, some solo performances from Palmer, combinations of guests for musical performances, and occasional appearances and talks by Palmer’s husband and noted author Neil Gaiman. She will wrap up the summer opening for Morrisey on July 25th. Following the tour Palmer is taking some time off for the birth of her first child.

Amanda Palmer things about things

 

 

Palmer has also released a new song, a new version of ‘The Things About Things’ as released on all digital formats and detailed on Palmer’s Patreon account.

Palmer commented on her blog about the UK, webcasts, Patreon and the new track:

a few quick notes for the UK:

some shows are sold out or close to sold out, but there are still a handful of tickets. i’ve also added some events, including a FREE live radio show at the HAY FESTIVAL on saturday, if you’re around there at 3 pm and want to see me read an open letter for the BBC in their broadcasting tent! My official Hay Festival show is that night (music and interview) and only £8.00, so come, come come.

BELFAST: you’re the only city that looks like it might not sell out before show day. TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THE SHOW (june 14th, at limelight)!

 

in news:

a new (beautiful) recording of “the things about things” was the last, um, thing. people seemed very happy with it. all the info (including where to find it on bandcamp, my site, iTunes, etc), plus a story about the writing of the song, and the lyrics, are up on my patreon page.”

 

 

Amanda Palmer Tour Dates and events

Jun 13: Seafront Marquee At Dillons Park, Dalkey Book Festival, Dalkey, EI

All ages- Amanda speaking session at 4PM

Jun 13: Seafront Marquee At Dillons Park, Dalkey Book Festival

Free Book signing at 4:45

Jun 13: Academy – Dublin, EI
The Art Of Asking Book Tour /Post-Show Book Signing

Jun 14: Limelight- Belfast, County Antrim, UK
The Art Of Asking Book Tour /Post-Show Book Signing

Jul 06: Bearsville Theatre- Woodstock, NY
An Evening With Amanda Palmer & Friends
With Pwr Bttm – Lady Moon & The Eclipse

Jul 11: Columbus Theatre- Providence, Rhode Island
An Evening With Amanda Palmer & Pwr Bttm
-plus Special Guest Neil Gaiman-

Jul 25: San Jose Event Center – San Diego, CA
Morrissey wit Amanda Palmer opening

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