Monday, September 10, 2012

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - The Killing Type

Just in case you've been living under a rock without internet access since May, I'll give you a quick recap.  To keep it short and to the point, Amanda Palmer has become the Queen Of Kickstarter.  On April 30 she created a Kickstarter project with a goal to fund the development of her next album. When the thirty day funding period ended, AFP had accumulated a total of $1,192,793.  That sets a Kickstarter record and just barely exceeds her original goal of $100,000.  Skip forward to now.  Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra are finally releasing Theatre Is Evil, a community driven art project and a serious AOTY contestant.  The fan participation is so deep that Amanda changed the spelling of "Theater" to "Theatre", upon audience request.

Prior to the album's September 11 release date (you may already have the album if you're a Kickstarter backer) several singles were released.  Promo material, one might say.  One of them is "The Killing Type", which recently received the music video treatment.  Directed by Tim Pope, the video features lots and lots of blood.  But it's so incredible.  Seriously, watch the video and then continue reading.

I told you it was incredible.

If you missed the opportunity to fund the band's Kickstarter, fear not!  You can still acquire the album.  Theatre Is Evil will be available everywhere tomorrow.  You can order a variety of formats directly from Amanda's website or you can get it from Amazon, because everyone loves Amazon.  If you want a copy signed by Amanda herself, then go here.  You can still buy music in retail stores, too.  Get it at a discount with this coupon!

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra are also touring across the globe.  If you'd like to experience what will surely be a night to remember, then go buy a ticket.

It's pretty amazing what the internet can do, isn't it?

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