Published Jan 04, 2011The last time we heard from Amanda Palmer, the Dresden Dolls singer had released an EP of Radiohead covers with mouthful title Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele. Her next release will feature original material; on January 21, she will release Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under.
The album compiles both live and studio tracks, and a press release says that "all material for this album was lovingly penned for and recorded in Australia and New Zealand."
Palmer said, "This whole record is a love letter to Australia and New Zealand. I have a huge resonance with the place and the people." It also features covers of songs by Nick Cave and New Zealand's Peter Jefferies.
Go to Palmer's Bandcamp for a pay-what-you-want download of club-y single "Map of Tasmania," which reportedly "celebrates a lady's nether regions." It features British electro outfit the Young Punx.
The album will be primarily distributed through the Internet, as "fans will be able to choose their contribution for download, packages and once in a lifetime experiences." A physical release will be available only in Australia via Liberator.
Palmer has a number of dates booked Down Under. However, there are no North American dates currently confirmed.
1/15 Tasmania - Mono Foma Festival
1/17 Tasmania - Mono Foma Workshop
1/26 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House
2/1 Canberra, Australia - James O Fairfax Theatre
2/4 Perth, Australia - Fly By Night
2/10 Byron Bay, Australia - Great Northern
2/12 Brisbane, Australia - The Old Museum
2/17 Wellington, New Zealand - Webstock Performance
2/18 Wellington, New Zealand - Webstock Performance
2/19 Wellington, New Zealand - Bodega
2/22 Christchurch, New Zealand - Al's Bar
2/26 Melbourbe - The Forum Theatre
3/2 Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Fringe Festival
3/3 Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Fringe Festival