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Currently freewheelin’, freeballin’ and altogether free, the always compelling Amanda F**king Palmer has just announced the release of a donation-based album of Radiohead covers, AMANDA PALMER PLAYS THE POPULAR HITS OF RADIOHEAD ON HER MAGICAL UKULELE, in celebration of her emancipation from Roadrunner Records, due out July 17. A Special Luau Webcast has also been planned.

Available only through bandcamp, Palmer is requesting a donation of 84¢ or more for the album, as 54¢ is paid back in royalities to Radiohead, and 30¢ goes toward PayPal transaction fees. Any extra (generous) monetary donations will go directly to Amanda F**king Palmer. Through this unique exercise, Palmer “is hoping that this will be a good education for music fans about how cover songs ‘work’ and how artists pay for their usage.”

Fans who purchase one of the 1,000 limited edition vinyl copies of AMANDA PALMER PLAYS THE POPULAR HITS OF RADIOHEAD ON HER MAGICAL UKULELE, will received a hand-painted ukulele, and a personal phone call during which Palmer will take Radiohead song requests.

Self-produced and recorded in Adelaide, Australia with engineer Mick Wordley, Palmer and her “magic” ukulele (along with a toy piano) have teamed up to create curious and undoubtedly bughouse takes on Radiohead classics such as “Idioteque” (out now, here), “Creep,” “No Surprises,” “High and Dry,” “Fake Plastic Trees” and a bonus version of of “Exit Music (For a Film).”

“I’m slaphappy with freedom and this is the perfect project to celebrate with. I’m really proud of the way this record wound up sounding…it’s actually a lot more emotional than I expected,” said Palmer in a press statement. “Radiohead songs almost play themselves because the songwriting is so genius, and the ukulele is perfect for laying that genius bare. I tried to strip the songs down as far as possible without destroying them.”

EVELYN EVELYN TOUR DATES:

June 10 – Lucille Lortel Theatre – New York, New York

June 11 – Lucille Lortel Theatre – New York, New York

June 12 – Lucille Lortel Theatre – New York, New York

June 13 – Lucille Lortel Theatre – New York, New York

June 17 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC

June 18 – Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 19 – House of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts

 
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