Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Amanda Palmer -- Who Killed Amanda Palmer Vids
Amanda Palmer of the The Dresden Dolls has put together a rather fantastic album to release as her first solo effort. With Ben Folds' help, Amanda has created a solid album that's sure to remain a classic on Dolls Fans, Indie Snobs, and general Music Lover's shelves for a long, long time.
As I've mentioned before in this blog, the title is Who Killed Amanda Palmer. A reference to Twin Peaks (Who Killed Laura Palmer) that's since come to take on new meaning for Amanda and fans. Amanda has collaborated with several recognizable artists to complete the whole Who Killed Amanda Palmer saga. Neil Gaiman is writing short stories for a photobook shot by Kyle Cassidy. Ben Folds produced and played on a number of the album's tracks. Amanda developed several of the songs and played and even recorded with them.
With the help of Michael Pope, a celebrated indie director in Boston, and friend of Amanda's, a series of videos was shot as a concept short film based around the Who Killed Amanda Palmer concept. These videos are slowly being released via YouTube and several other mediums. I've embedded the released videos so far after the break. 5 Out of 8 have been released so far. Expect updates when the last three are released!