Amanda Palmer is a singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, filmmaker, and blogger who simultaneously embraces and explodes traditional frameworks of music, theatre, and art. She first came to prominence as one half of the Boston-based punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, earning global applause for their wide-ranging theatricality and inventive songcraft. Her solo career has proven equally brave and boundless, including such groundbreaking works as the fan-funded Theatre Is Evil, which made a top 10 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its 2012 release and remains the top-funded original music project on Kickstarter. In 2013 she presented “The Art of Asking” at the annual TED conference, which has since been viewed over 10 million times worldwide. The following year saw Palmer expand her philosophy into the New York Times best seller, The Art of Asking: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Let People Help. Since 2015, Palmer has used Patreon, a patronage subscription crowdfunding platform, to fund the creation of her art work while enabling her to collaborate with artists all over the world with over 11,000 patrons supporting her creations each month.
Videos & Press
[Billboard] By Gary Graff The typical South By Southwest showcase performance is a short burst — 40 minutes, maybe, an attention-stirring sampling of what an act is capable of. But Amanda Palmer has no interest in being typical. The former Dresden Dolls member’s performance on Thursday night (March 14) at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church was a memorable epic, a two-hour […]
NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Family Hour Showcases Tiny Desk Concerts Alumni Such as John Paul White & Amanda Palmer
[Daily Texan Online] BY JOHN MELENDEZ A congregation of music fans filed into the pews of the church in anticipation of the concert that was about to begin. On Tuesday night, Central Presbyterian Church held the first Tiny Desk Family Hour showcase, a three-hour-long concert series based off NPR Music’s popular Tiny Desk Concerts series on […]
Paste By Adam Weddle Another Friday, another crop of new music. As a listener, it can sometimes feel like an arduous task to parse through the mountain of releases that pile up this time of the week—we only do it in the hope that one of the albums we stumble upon will be something amazing. Luckily, […]
[NPR] This week’s show is made possible by a generous amount of existential anxiety. This includes the ego-destroying rock anthem “I Don’t Matter At All,” from the Toronto band Pkew Pkew Pkew, and an epic life manifesto from Amanda Palmer called “The Ride” – a ten-minute oration about the crippling effects of unbridled and rampant […]
[Pitchfork] Check out “Drowning in the Sound” from There Will Be No Intermission Amanda Palmer has announced a new album: There Will Be No Intermission is out on March 8, 2019, which is International Women’s Day. Today, she’s shared the LP’s first single “Drowning in the Sound.” The original demo of the track was released […]