New Amanda Palmer – “Astronaut” (Live)

Forget Who Killed Amanda Palmer?, we’re wondering: Where’s Brian?! Amanda’s been up to so much by her lonesome recently, like far-flung covers (R.E.M., Rihanna, St. Vincent) and walking with the ghosts. And though it’s more strictly Palmer here, it’s well forgiven because a) it’s a listen at her forthcoming, Twin Peaks-referencing solo album and b) it is really, really good (and dramatic!). From her solo gig in Boston at Sxip’s Hour Of Charm. She can barely contain herself:

Who Killed Amanda Palmer? is due in ’08 on her label Eight Foot Records. If you liked that and are in Australia, Amanda’s coming to you with a bunch of shows this month. And Brian finally gets back in the act this winter with a bunch of North American Dresden Dolls dates, through later-December and most of January. Jump for ‘em.

AMANDA SOLO DATES
12/10 – Melbourne, Australia @ The Famous Spiegeltent
12/11 – Melbourne, Australia @ The Famous Spiegeltent
12/12 – Melbourine, Australia @ The Famous Spiegeltent
12/13 – Melbourine, Australia @ The Famous Spiegeltent
12/14 – Meredith, Australia (Meredith Music Festival)
12/17 – Sydney, Australia @ The Factory
12/19 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo

DRESDEN DATES
12/27 – Washington, D.C. @ Sixth @ I Historic Synagogue (5:30PM)
12/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live (10:15PM)
12/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore at the TLA
12/29 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/31 – New York, NY @ Grand Ballroom
01/03 – Montreal, QUE @ Le National
01/04 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Theater
01/05 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
01/06 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
01/08 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theater
01/10 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Theatre
01/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
01/12 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
01/13 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

Ticket info for all dates here.