Singer, songwriter, piano-slayer and blogger Amanda Palmer is preparing to release her first new studio album in four years with her new band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, featuring Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines and Jherek Bischoff. Recorded in Melbourne with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, Xiu Xiu), the album, Theatre Is Evil, will be released in September 2012. Palmer re-solidified her title as the queen of crowd-sourcing when she hit over $1 million on her Kickstarter campaign, launched to fund a 2-year global release of creative output including videos and remixes, 18 months of global touring, and a pop-up art exhibition that will touch down in 6 cities this summer. For a sneak peek at the new record, check out the “Do It With A Rockstar” MP3 here and the “Want It Back” MP3 here.
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