With, in her words, her “first BIG, LEGIT studio album undertaking since breaking from a major label” Amanda Palmer has clearly demonstrated that a label isn’t necessary to release an album… but she ‘s also showing us that one isn’t necessary to define an artist, and that she might just be schooling us in the future of the music industry.
Funded by a successful Kickstarter project, her new album “The Killing Type” formed around the band The Grand Theft Orchestra, Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines and Jherek Bischoff, using innovative explosions of sound and visual arts tied together in a fury of tiered media, culminating in the album release, a world tour, and this video, directed by Tim Pope.
Go watch it now.
Official music video by Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra performing “The Killing Type” from the album ‘Theatre Is Evil.’ © 2012 8ft. records, inc. Directed by the incomparable Tim Pope.
You can get it direct from the source by going HERE, or buy it now on iTunes (US) and Amazon.com! Their Fall tour kicks off at the Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA on Monday, September 10th.