Continuing to push boundaries, Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer tackles a musical sacred cow on her new EP, Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on her Magical Ukelele.
The seven-track offering finds the singer covering “Creep,” “High and Dry,” and other classic Radiohead songs with minimal instrumentation — often using only her ukelele and her voice. “Exit Music (For a Film)” is the sole exception, movingly performed live on piano with a string quartet.
As Palmer is newly independent after splitting with her label, she’s making the release available through her website in a number of different permutations. In addition to the standard digital download, fans can get the EP in anything from a low-cost t-shirt/vinyl bundle to a $1,000 package including a hand-painted ukelele, a Skype call with the artist, and a recording of her singing your own lyrics.
Visit Amanda’s official website, become a fan on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, watch a live record-release “luau” webcast featuring Neil Gaiman tonight at 6pm EST, download the album, or buy the physical release in one of several exclusive bundles.