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Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra are putting out an album. Pre-order it / get more info on the art book & gallery tour, here!


hi folks, it's AFP. this is my first BIG, LEGIT studio album undertaking since breaking from a major label. i've spent four years writing the songs for this record, and more recently, putting together the perfect band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, comprised of genius musicians/arrangers/programmers MICHAEL MCQUILKEN, CHAD RAINES, and JHEREK BISCHOFF. in march, we locked ourselves up in a studio in Australia and, with the help of producer/engineer John Congleton (who's worked with a zillion amazing people including St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, and Xiu Xiu), we made what I believe is my best fucking album to date. it sounds...BEYOND EPIC. we laid down "The Bed Song", "Massachusetts Avenue", "The Killing Type", "Trout Heart Replica" and a slew of other tracks...some solo piano, but many featuring HORNS (locally sourced in Melbourne, Australia!), SYNTHESIZERS, GUITAAAARRRRR, and BIG BAD-ASS ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENTS that will blow your domepiece. we're working on finalizing the arrangements and mastering as i write this text. i expect great, big, giant things to happen when this record comes out in september. the band & i will be touring it across the globe ALL YEAR. here is me with the band, plus performance artists anthony cleave & jess daly, in melbourne right before taking stage:


NOW, about the ARTWORK. over the last six months i've been working in secret with OVER THIRTY visual artist friends of mine (full list below) to create a massive explosion of song-inspired album art, in all different kinds of media. some people took the project really literally and made super lyrics-specific paintings....some people went way abstract. the end result is an EXPLOSION of incredible art.

here is the list of artists who made things (alphabetically by first name):
Amanda Palmer, Blake Brasher, Cassandra Long, Conrad Keely (...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead), Cynthia von Buhler, David Mack, Desi, DJ Spooky (Paul Miller), Empire SNAFU Restoration Project, Hans Rickheit, Heide Hatry, Judith Clute, Kambriel, Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), Kyle Cassidy, Lee Barron, Meghan Howland, Michael Pope, Michael Zulli, Molly Crabapple, Neil Gaiman, Nicole Duennebier, Rick Berry, Robyn Hitchcock, Sarah Beetson, Shepard Fairey, Steven Bogart, Sylvia K, Tao Lin, Tony Albert, Vladimir Zimikov, Walter Sickert, and Zea Barker.

since i'm now without a giant label to front the gazillions of dollars that it always takes to manufacture and promote a record this big, i'm coming to you to gather funds so that i have the capital to put it out with a huge fucking bang. i think kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms like this are the BEST way to put out music right now - no label, no rules, no fuss, no muss. just us, the music, and the art. i'm also making sure EVERY PRODUCT sold through this kickstarter is unique to this campaign, to reward all of you who KNEW ME WHEN and were willing to support me from Day One.

here we go, yo:

**ALL SHIPPING COSTS ARE INCLUDED IN EVERY PACKAGE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE!**please bear this in mind when you look at the prices. it was easier to do things this way, but it also means, in the spirit of art-in-the-mail-democracy, that those of you living in new york might be paying a little bit more to cover the shipping to the people in, say, tibet. 


while i can't force you to listen to it on a certain type of media, at a certain time of day, with a special pair of headphones, with a certain flavor of incense burning while you consume a very specific whiskey...i CAN make sure that what you get in your mailbox containing said music is as badass, fancy, and gorgeous as possible. i'll be damned if i don't at least PRESENT it to you in as fancy a way as possible.

you can get a digital download for as little as A DOLLAR.
but, should you wish to HOLD a copy of my album…
• both the COMPACT DISC and VINYL will be limited edition "kickstarter-backer" editions, never to be made again.
• the COMPACT DISC will be in a beautiful hard-bound case and include an art booklet.
• the VINYL will be a black 180 gram double-record set, and come in a gorgeously packaged case with extensive large-format art. you will freak.


over THIRTY artists have been slaving away for the past few months to make art (over 70 images so far!) for this album, and the results are STUNNING. here's a sneak peak at a FEW:


ALL of the art will be printed in a beautifully bound ART BOOK. the artists include some of my long-time collaborators, like Cynthia von Buhler, Cassandra Long, Molly Crabapple, Kyle Cassidy in collaboration Neil Gaiman, Zea Barker, and my favorite 7-year-old draw-er on Twitter, @GavinLovesAFP. I also reached out to some new artists I've never worked with, like the german sculptor Heide Hatry, brooklyn writer/artist Tao Lin, and many others. but best of all I talked some of my musician friends (like DJ spooky, kristin hersh from throwing muses, conrad keely from …trail of dead, and one of my songwriting HEROES robyn hitchcock) into making art which you'll be able to see:
• in a hard-bound ART BOOK (similar to the "Who Killed Amanda Palmer" book) which will contain the art, photos, lyrics, behind-the-scenes looks at some of the artist's creations, and much more
• LIVE and IN PERSON on our ART SHOW TOUR June-August (we'll be hitting Berlin, London, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston)


this is a package i dreamed up for people who like to get SHIT IN THE MAIL, CONSTANTLY. when i was a teenager i used to love 7"-of-the-month-clubs, punk rock style, and fanzines that would arrive with weird ziploc bags full of crap in them. if you're a freak for surprises...this is the package for you. over the course of the summer, you'll get a series of 5 packages (sent every few weeks starting in july). the final package will include the deluxe backer-edition of the album, and packages 1-4 are going to be limited edition 7" vinyl that feature some of the amazing album artwork. and with your 7" singles, i'll also include an ARTS&CRAFTS SURPRISE. i wanted to stay away from things like shirts and posters and crap...i wanted to make things for you to DO, and MAKE, and SHARE back at me. i'm really proud of the bizarre things we thought up for this. the shipping of multiple packages all summer long is going to cost us a lot, and that's reflected in the price.

"BUT ((SAD FACE)) I DON'T HAVE A TURNTABLE...."

THEN BUY ONE FROM US. YOU KNOW YOU WANT ONE.
VINYL IS BACK. we're going to buy and decorate some really high-quality Crosley USB-turntables and include them in higher-priced packages JUST FOR THIS REASON.
at some point this summer Cassandra Long (who also happens to be my housemate), Meghan Howland, and a few of the other Album Artists are going to have a massive 2-day party in boston during which we get together and paint all these turntables for you. your excuse not to buy vinyl IS GONE! POOF!



last july, I started randomly drawing people who tweeted black and white photos of themselves to me...with a sharpie of course, because I always have one on my person, because THAT is the secret to being a successful musician. I love to draw these in quiet moments on the road or at home before the mayhem of the day starts. I figured I would extend the offer to be a sharpie-rendition of ANYTHING you send - it doesn't have to be you...it could be a loved one, a lost one, a place, a favorite mug...go crazy. we'll pack it up really nicely and send it to you right along with all the music & art book stuffs. here are some that i've done in the past (for twitter-folk @sermoiii and @SDuPreeBemis):


i'll have neil explain this one, because he writes gooder than me. please be amused at the fact he is, therefore, referring to himself in the third person:

"To make art for 'The Bed Song', Neil wrote a script, as if Neil were making a script for a five panel graphic novel, and gave it to Kyle. Kyle and Neil talked, emailed, Kyle took photos, and the final sequence of five shots that made 'The Bed Song' art was created.

Which left us with a lot of amazing photos of people in beds that we didn't use. And we wanted people to see them. So we are making a limited edition book, with writing by Neil and photographs by Kyle and lyrics by Amanda. Unless you are one of the models in the beds, Neil, Kyle or Amanda, this Kickstarter will probably be the only way you can get one, I'm afraid. There will be a limited, signed, numbered edition of 666 copies, with a very small number of additional unnumbered artists proofs.

Warning. The book contains naked people, naked emotions and unmade beds."


TO KICK OFF THIS YEAR OF MADNESS, in which we'll be touring ALL OVER THE WORLD, we're going to unveil the new material and the original large-format album art/paintings LIVE in six select cities: BOSTON, NEW YORK, LA, SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON and BERLIN. in every city, we've PARTNERED with a local ART GALLERY or EVENT SPACE, where we'll hang the art on beautiful walls for y'all to come and admire in person. then we'll have a special kick-off ART OPENING just for kickstarter supporters who back the event. we'll load you down with odd gifts, hugs, and drinks (if you're of age...if not, root beer throwdown) & the band will play a special acoustic set in the Art Space. we're keeping these openings limited to about 100-150, even in spaces where we could fit more people. one of my favorite things about this is that i'll get to MEET you guys in person, and thank you for your backing with a kiss. i'm hoping that our night together, among the art, making acoustic music with the band and sharing wine, will be totally fucking magical & unforgettable.


in each city, we'll ALSO be playing a SMALL plugged-in rock show. the rock shows are open to the general public and have almost all sold out, but the art show kickstarter backers will have guaranteed guest-list to those performances, as well. the tickets to these smaller rock shows will be HARD to get, so backing in your city is a surefire way to know you'll get in.




even though we've assembled a tasty variety of backer rewards - $1 all the up to $10,000 - i also know that there are some of you you are HELLA RICH and who would like to put more money towards the project. i know because...i've been asked. SO: for you more invest-y types, i am proud to announce THE LOANSPARK COLLECTIVE.

with LOANSPARK, i'm not asking for donations; i'm asking for people to step forward as high-level patrons and help out with interest-free loans that will be fully paid back after the album is cranked out and earning money. in exchange for your high-rolling loan, i will make some very special art and/or do a performance to support a charity you're passionate about. it's a slightly mad idea, but if it works, we may be onto a new form of patronage that could work for other artists...so i'm very happy to take a crack at it.

all the info is up on the LOANSPARK WEBSITE, which we've launched in conjunction with this project:

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and that my dear comrades, is it.

WE ARE THE MEDIA: as soon as you support this kickstarter, PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU'VE DONE IT, AND SPREAD THE LINK FAR AND WIDE.

thank you, thank you, thank you.

LOVE,
amanda
fucking
palmer


amandapalmer.net | @amandapalmer

p.s. a random note about the video: i DID pick up all those fucking signs i'd drawn. i did not leave them in the street in melbourne. we'll figure out what to do with them later...by the time we finished shooting (we did 2 takes), most of the cards had been run over by a car or a bicycle.

Band photos and KS video by Jim Batt | @battsignal
Collage of the ART (from l-r, top to bottom): Kyle Cassidy, Tony Albert, Cynthia von Buhler, Cassandra Long, David Mack, and Tony Albert
AFP/Keytar photo by Andrius Lipsys
Additional images/editing/maintenance by Sean Francis | @indeciSEAN

FAQ

  • rather than say "we are going to press 5000 copies" we decided that we would print-to-order for items such as the CD, vinyl, 7" series, and various surprises that'll be included in the packages. that means these will be limited to how many people pre-order them. if 5000 people order, we'll print 5000. if 7500 order, we print 7500. after that, it's over forever. and you're not going to see this stuff pop up in stores at a later date.

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  • when september rolls around, if you're able to compare a standard-edition copy of the album on vinyl or CD against the stuff we're going to make for the backers of this project, you'll KNOW. think of this project as your way to pre-order what many people would call a "deluxe edition"...except it won't be available anywhere else, ever again. in short, to thank you for getting in on the ground level, we're going to put a lot more into the packaging and presentation. those of you who backed "An Evening With..." and received your CDs probably have an inkling of the awesomeness we are capable of.

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  • we did our best to offer a variety of packages where you could get everything you wanted, but i know there are some combinations where people will be missing out on something that doesn't "overlap" in just the right way. an example: you buy a ticket to one of the VIP art show openings, but you also want to get the "summer mailbox invasion" bundle...or you want a custom turntable, but you simply can't live without a copy of the neil/kyle "bed song" book...simple. we'll help you do both!!! our advice: go ahead and make a pledge for the more-limited thing that you want (that likely means the art show experience). THEN, SEND US AN EMAIL (kickstarter@amandapalmer.net) letting us know what you purchased, and what else you want. we'll walk you through the rest, get your info, and we can charge you separately. and that's that. simple. everyone wins.

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  • as you read this, i'm likely deciding the answer to that very question. i'm currently mastering the record and committing to the running order of tracks...but what i can tell you is this: there's stuff some of you know and love, and stuff almost NO ONE's heard. we laid down songs i've been writing (and in a few cases, playing) for the past four years. everything the band & i played last summer (like "Massachusetts Avenue"), a couple of new songs we debuted at our Melbourne residency ("The Killing Type"), and some solo-piano songs people have been asking about since i was touring for WKAP ("Trout Heart Replica" and "The Bed Song" for example)...there's no way EVERYTHING we recorded is going to make it, but i'm sure those will find a way out into the wild at some point...i promise, when it's time to announce the tracklist, we'll update all of the backers.

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  • for now, this is going to be a secret, but artwork and labels for the very first part of the series are already underway (hopefully that helps quell any fears you may have that these could be delayed). each 7" will contain a track from the record, but here's a good example of where those songs we recorded that don't go on the album may end up. B-SIDESSSSSSS, anyone!?

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  • yes. it might be emailed to you or it might come with the vinyl, but either way, we plan on getting you a download code if you're a "mailbox invasion" backer.

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  • yup! from $1 to $10000, all backers will receive a digital download which includes the album in its entirety as well as surprise bonus content (including but not limited to artwork, photos, and more).

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  • no, sorry, not our call if the venue has an age restriction. we tried hard to get the age limits down (if not completely removed) and did pretty damn good, but PLEASE check the show info above for age allowances. IF you're not old enough to redeem the "rock show" part of your reward, we'll figure out a way to try and do something special for you, just be sure to let us know in advance when we collect you survey info.

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  • no, sorry, they don't. you can email eric@amandapalmer.net for more info, though.

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  • indeed there will be! me & The Grand Theft Orchestra boys are going to TOUR ALL YEAR. in fact, the very first non-art-show shows are going on sale NEXT FRIDAY (May 11th). you can find dates and ticketing info at http://bit.ly/AFPshows but if you can make it out to one of the art shows, COME. they will be VERY special, super-intimate, and tickets will go FAST.

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  • it's posted up there somewhere, but since you asked so nicely (alphabetically by first name): Amanda Palmer, Blake Brasher, Cassandra Long, Conrad Keely (...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead), Cynthia von Buhler, David Mack, Desi, DJ Spooky (Paul Miller), Empire SNAFU Restoration Project, Hans Rickheit, Heide Hatry, Judith Clute, Kambriel, Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), Kyle Cassidy, Lee Barron, Meghan Howland, Michael Pope, Michael Zulli, Molly Crabapple, Neil Gaiman, Nicole Duennebier, Rick Berry, Robyn Hitchcock, Sarah Beetson, Shepard Fairey, Steven Bogart, Sylvia K, Tao Lin, Tony Albert, Vladimir Zimikov, Walter Sickert, and Zea Barker.

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  • we know the idea sounds a little crazy, and maybe even overwhelming...that's why Team AFP Tour Manager Wunderkind Eric and i put together an amazing FAQ, JUST about the house shows...visit http://bit.ly/HousePartyFAQ to read it.

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  • the loanspark collective is NOT for general donations...loanspark is for high-rolling (over $25k) interest-free loans that will be paid back in full after the album collects its profits. for more information on loanspark, please visit the site we've setup at http://bit.ly/AFPloanspark

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    {DONUT WITH A ROCKSTAR} this reward is basically a pre-show VIP pass for you +1 guest where WE HAVE DONUTS TOGETHER (i will find a closet or something for us to eat our donuts in). PLUS a Kickstarter-backer edition of the album on vinyl AND CD, PLUS a SIGNED copy of the art book, PLUS deluxe digital download & thank-you card. also, i'll draw you a donut. PLEASE NOTE: this reward is redeemable at all of the forthcoming summer rock shows and next year (2012-13). i will guestlist you +1 backstage for ANY SHOW. you must provide donuts. if more than one person gets this in the same city, we'll just have to...donut with a rockstar together. ALSO: If you purchase this bundle and wish to attend one of the art shows as well, please email kickstarter@amandapalmer.net and we'll see if we have extra tickets to offer for sale (at a reduced price).

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    {AFP-PAINTED TURNTABLE + VINYL & CD + SIGNED ART BOOK + "MAILBOX INVASION" VINYL & ARTS 'n' CRAFTS SERIES} A Crosley turntable (USB-fitted...spin it, download it! you're in the PAST AND THE FUTURE!!!) beautifully custom-painted by yours truly, Amanda Fucking Palmer, who promises to paint by candlelight with sad music playing while the wind whips outside her window (lies, i'll be painting all day in broad daylight, while drinking wine with cassandra and meghan & co....but still, picture it). along with your stylin' new turntable, you'll also receive: a backer edition of the album on vinyl AND CD, PLUS everything in the "Summer Mailbox Invasion 7" Vinyl Club + Surprise Arts 'n Crafts Series" (listed above), PLUS a signed copy of the art book, PLUS a digital download & thank-you card.

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    {NEIL GAIMAN & KYLE CASSIDY: "THE BED SONG" PHOTOBOOK} An extremely limited edition book written by Neil Gaiman, with lyrics by me, and, most importantly, fine art photographs by Kyle Cassidy. the book will be printed to order, but is limited to a MAX of 666 signed and numbered copies. ALSO: we will make our best efforts to give out numbers in the order that the Kickstarter support is signed up for (the earlier you order, the lower your edition number). PLUS a Kickstarter-backer edition of the album on vinyl AND CD, PLUS a SIGNED copy of the art book, PLUS deluxe digital download & thank-you card. PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase this bundle and wish to attend one of the art shows as well, please email kickstarter@amandapalmer.net and we'll see if we have extra tickets to offer for sale (at a reduced price).

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    {AFP HOUSE PARTY} want me to invade your home? oh, i shall. we experimented with house parties/backyard parties last year in australia and the shit was CRAZY FUN. back this and ye shall receive one house party with a ukulele-wielding AFP (scheduled with the team...deliverable within the next 18 months, but hopefully sooner...pretty much the next time i hit your area. if you're in tunisia, i'll GET THERE, i'll just have to make the time and fly over. no biggie). backers will also receive VIP+1 access to any art show (buyer's choice), PLUS (if you want) any/all of the following: signed copy of the limited edition "Bed Song" book/a signed copy of the art book/backer-edition of the album on vinyl or CD/the 7" vinyl series/a deluxe digital download & (yep) a thank-you card. there's a TON of additional information available on the FAQ at http://bit.ly/HousePartyFAQ - PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING!!!!! PLEASE NOTE: Estimated delivery is September for deliverables ONLY. Please plan on scheduling the event with us somewhere between the next 12-18 months.

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    {ART-SITTING & DINNER with AFP} i've never tried this before, but i'm hella excited to do it. if you're not the party type and just want to do something quiet & one-on-one, i'd like to paint/render you on big canvas format over the course of an afternoon/evening. we'll get together in a space that makes sense & i'll draw you from life, naked or clothed. if you're too ego-paranoid to sit, we can get together and fingerpaint while listening to very loud cathartic music, and perhaps engage in some primal screaming. then we EAT! WE DRINK! the whole shebang should take about 4-5 hours....and we can split the time up however you want. i will bring my ukulele if you want serenading. i'll help you get the art framed and shipped home if we're not doing it in your local area. backers will also receive any/all of the following upon request: signed copy of "The Bed Song" book/a signed copy of the art book/backer-edition of the album on vinyl or CD/the 7" vinyl series/a deluxe digital download & (yep) a thank-you card. contact eric@amandapalmer.net for more info on this one. PLEASE NOTE: Estimated delivery is September for deliverables ONLY. Please plan on scheduling your day with AFP at some point between the next 12-18 months.

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    {THE GRAND THEFT MAKEOVER/PHOTOSHOOT} FULL BAND INVASION!!! me and The Grand Theft Orchestra (Chad, Jherek, and Michael) will COME TO YOUR HOME and BRING OUR EVIL BAG OF MAKE-UP, GLITTER, MILITARY COSTUMES, AND WIGS. once we've slathered you in ridiculous-looking clothing so you look relatively ready to hop on stage with us, we'll do a full pro photoshoot of you with the band, wherever we see fit. we'll get you two GIANT format copies of the best photographs & downloads of the rest of the photos...then we will order thai food and drink you under the table. you provide table. i will probably also play the ukulele. backers will also receive any/all of the following upon request: signed copy of "The Bed Song" book/a signed copy of the art book/backer-edition of the album on vinyl or CD/the 7" vinyl series/a deluxe digital download & (yep) a thank-you card. contact eric@amandapalmer.net for more info. PLEASE NOTE: Estimated delivery is September for deliverables ONLY. Please plan on scheduling your day with AFP at some point between the next 12-18 months.

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