Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under for new album

Cabaret-punk rocker Amanda Palmer has announced her second studio album (and first project since last summer’s rather ambitious Radiohead cover album). The followup to 2008’s Who Killed Amanda Palmer is entitled Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under and will be released on January 21st via Liberator. As the title may suggest, the Dresden Dolls’ vocalist/pianist/ukeleist wrote and recorded the songs as a tribute to Australia:

“This whole record is a love letter to Australia and New Zealand. I have a special relationship with the Australian people. It was the first continent where Dresden Dolls landed and it was Beatlemania. I have a huge resonance with the place and the people. Plus I hate being cold.”

The 12-track effort features collaborations with Dresden Doll bandmate Brian Viglione and English dance group The Young Punx, as well as covers of Nick Cave and Peter Jefferies. Palmer also teamed up with with Ben Folds and acclaimed author Neil Gaiman to create a photography storybook to accompany the album.

Appropriately, Palmer will support the release with a string of dates across Australia and New Zealand. Below, peep the full list of confirmed dates, the album’s tracklist, and stream and/or buy the track “Map Of Tasmania”.

Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under Tracklist:
01. Makin’ Whoopee
02. Vegemite (The Black Death)
03. Australia
04. Map of Tasmania (feat. The Young Punx)
05. In My Mind (feat. Brian Viglione)
06. Bad Wine and Lemon Cake
07. New Zealand
08. On an Unknown Beach (Peter Jefferies cover)
09. We’re Happy Little Vegemites (Vegemite jingle cover)
10. Doctor Oz
11. A Formidable Marinade
12. The Ship Song (Nick Cave cover)

Amanda Palmer 2011 Tour Dates:
01/15 – Tasmania, AU @ Mono Foma Festival
01/17 – Tasmania, AU @ Mono Foma Workshop
01/26 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
02/01 – Canberra, AU @ James O Fairfax Theatre
02/04 – Perth, AU @ Fly By Night
02/10 – Byron Bay, AU @ Great Northern
02/12 – Brisbane, AU @ The Old Museum
02/19 – Wellington, NZ @ Bodega
02/22 – Christchurch, NZ @ Al’s Bar
02/26 – Melbourne, AU @ The Forum Theatre


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