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20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated

In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there -- beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have…
Ryan Leas | November 26, 2014 - 2:37 pm
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The 2013 Experience

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Another week, like last week, when people had other things going on and weren't cranking out music videos with the consistently that they might otherwise.
Tom Breihan | November 9, 2012 - 12:03 pm
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More Amanda Palmer stories

Jack & Amanda Palmer – “Glacier” (John Grant Cover) Live Video (Stereogum Premiere)

In a few weeks, Amanda Palmer is releasing an album with her father Jack, a semi-professional choral singer at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
Chris DeVille | June 27, 2016 - 11:15 am

Watch Amanda Palmer & Brendan Maclean Cover Bat For Lashes’ “Laura”

The 2012 ballad "Laura" is one of the best songs that Bat For Lashes has ever recorded, and now Amanda Palmer has shared her own…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2016 - 10:29 am

Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff – “Purple Rain” (Prince Cover)

Earlier this year, after we lost David Bowie, Amanda Palmer did her part to honor the man when she and the Los Angeles musician Jherek…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2016 - 10:43 am

Michael Stipe, Miley Cyrus, Amanda Palmer, Sean Lennon, & Other Artists Endorse Bernie Sanders In New Video

Michael Stipe, Miley Cyrus, Amanda Palmer, Sean Lennon, Graham Nash, Harry Belafonte, and more artists and celebrities have expressed their support for Bernie Sanders as…
James Rettig | April 11, 2016 - 3:33 pm
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Amanda Palmer – “Machete” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month, in the wake of David Bowie's sudden death, Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff got together to record the Bowie tribute EP Strung Out
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2016 - 9:28 am
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Waxahatchee, Julien Baker, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon Contribute To New Elliott Smith Tribute Album

Earlier this year, we finally got the soundtrack to the 2014 Elliott Smith doc Heaven Adores You, and it looks like interest in the legendary…
James Rettig | March 3, 2016 - 5:18 pm
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Stream Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff’s David Bowie Covers EP Feat. Neil Gaiman & More

Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff collaborated on a David Bowie string quartet covers EP to pay tribute to the late musician. Strung Out In Heaven
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 4, 2016 - 2:18 pm

Amanda Palmer: $1.2M Kickstarter “Was Actually A Loss Leader”

There's a new Amanda Palmer feature at Forbes in which she discusses her recent crowdfunding exploits at Patreon, Spotify, Taylor Swift, and much more. But…
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2015 - 4:19 pm
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Garbage Respond To Photographer’s Open Letter After They Asked To Use His Photo For Free

Social media has given us a weird window into discussions between artists that we probably wouldn't have been privy to before. The "open letter" environment…
Caitlin White | April 3, 2015 - 12:41 pm
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Watch Sharon Jones, Alexis Krauss, Santigold, Amanda Palmer, & More Cover Talking Heads Songs For David Byrne Tribute Concert

No matter his level of recognition, David Byrne is forever a guy about town. I've brushed past him in the East Village, seen him ride…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 24, 2015 - 2:05 pm
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Amanda Palmer Takes Her Crowdfunding Talents To Patreon

Amanda Palmer's history with crowdfunding is long and storied? The former Dresden Doll drew criticism for soliciting volunteer musicians and asking fans to let her…
Chris DeVille | March 4, 2015 - 12:54 pm
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Amanda Palmer Weighs In On Pomplamoose’s Controversial Tour Profits Essay

Last month, Pomplamoose's Jack Conte posted a ridiculous essay detailing the band's unprofitability on tour, something that he attributed to "a new paradigm for professional…
James Rettig | December 15, 2014 - 9:48 am
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Download Eddie Vedder’s Intimate, Covers-Filled Charity Show At Microsoft Last Month

Eddie Vedder played an intimate benefit show for EB Research, the charity he's been vocally supporting lately, last month at Microsoft's Seattle headquarters. The Pearl…
Chris DeVille | November 18, 2014 - 4:13 pm
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Amanda Palmer Calls Out The Haters Protesting Her Upcoming Event With Jian Ghomeshi

Early this week, the Canadian broadcast network CBC announced that it had severed its relationship with the broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, amidst allegations that Ghomeshi had…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2014 - 10:08 am
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Owen Pallett, Amanda Palmer Weigh In On Jian Ghomeshi Scandal

Over the weekend CBC announced that they'd ended their relationship with longtime broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, former Moxy Früvous member and longtime pillar of the Canadian…
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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“Weird Al” Yankovic – “First World Problems” Video

The weekend may be here but "Weird Al" week marches on. His latest video is a Pixies pastiche and sees him ranting about "First World…
James Rettig | July 19, 2014 - 12:48 pm
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Read Amanda Palmer’s Open Letter To Morrissey Offering Crowdsourcing Help

There are no words, really. Are there? The headline says it all. The subtext? I, Amanda Palmer, am trolling the fuck out of you, Stereogum.
Michael Nelson | April 29, 2013 - 12:56 pm
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Read Amanda Palmer’s “A Poem For Dzhokhar”

These days, Amanda Palmer lives with her husband, author Neil Gaiman, near Minneapolis, but as you might know, Palmer's formative years were spent on the…
Michael Nelson | April 22, 2013 - 12:37 pm
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