Evelyn Evelyn

As mentioned, Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer’s teamed up with Jason Webley for the concept album Evelyn Evelyn, about a pair of fictional conjoined twins who have a really stocked rolodex. The guest list is sprawling, a lively slice thereof — including Andrew W.K., “Weird Al,” and graphic novelist/Palmer fiancé Neil Gaiman — turn up on “My Space,” which hits like the theme song to Cheers gone ’80s power ballad. The theme is finding your place, which makes the track’s most notable cameo a little more poignant: one Frances Bean Cobain, the living embodiment of Nobody’s Daughter (legally speaking), making her recorded vocal debut somewhere inside the mesh of voices lining the song (tough to say who’s doing what away from Palmer and Webley). She’s already a sharp dresser, now a recording artist; no wonder Palmer says Frances has “got her shit together.” All told an unexpectedly busy day for the Love/Cobain gene pool, no?

Evelyn Evelyn is out today via 11 Records. Stream the whole record at Bandcamp.

Comments (10)
  1. Sounds like a twisted version of Smashing Pumpkins’ Farewell and Goodnight.

  2. two words: awesome.

    i love it.

  3. thrilled about this album

    it’s too bad you can’t hear frances better though

  4. I’m not sure I understand what’s going on in this song, but I don’t hate it. The only thing missing is Ms. Garrett talking to us about how drugs are bad. :(

  5. Well that was embarrassing.

  6. waahaaa, that is awfull!! Sounds like a schoolband getting a f-

  7. You kind of need to hear this in the context of the album.

  8. This makes me sad. I’ll never understand how Palmer is so popular.

  9. This is soo bad but a part of me thinks this is purposely corny, almost ‘soft rock.’ But it would make sense as I read somewhere FB likes musicals and this definitely has the cheese of a musical…

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