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Tragedy of Australian Wildfires Is Illuminated on New Amanda Palmer Benefit LP

Amanda Palmer's Forty-Five Degrees features a series of Australian-themed covers and one startling original piece that are truly of-the-moment.

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Jon Hopkins: How I Live Now OST

Those who love Jon Hopkins’ stellar 2013 release Immunity will find a lot to love in his work for the film How I Live Now, which brings together spare piano chords with textural ambient and noise backgrounds to a Malick-esque effect.

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Kafka on Kickstarter: Crowdsourcing, Capitalism and Art

From the Kickstarter-fuelled resurrection of Veronica Mars to Amanda Palmer's 'art of asking', the influence of crowdsourcing is impossible to ignore. Can it provide a new perspective on the relationship between art and money?

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The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition

The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.

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Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - "The Killing Type'" (video)

Amanda Palmer and her band stop by NME's offices with carving knives in hand... to play some songs. What did you think? In this clip, the band plays their latest single, "The Killing Type'".

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Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra: Theatre is Evil

What do you get when you give Amanda Palmer $1.2 million and complete creative control? Gold.

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Amanda Palmer: Several Attempts to Cover Songs...

And the award for "Self-Explanatory Album Title of the Year" goes to... Amanda Palmer, for Several Attempts to Cover Songs by The Velvet Underground & Lou Reed for Neil Gaiman as His Birthday Approaches.

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Art Endures, Capitalism Degenerates: The Evolving Career of Amanda Palmer

The arts have always suffered and survived in times of economic depression. Amanda Palmer has forged a career that has not only weathered the recession, but rejects the received wisdom of the music industry. Is she an exception to the rule, or an example other artists should follow?

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Amanda Palmer: Goes Down Under

Pandering is not always a bad thing. Pimping one’s self and music as a way of entertainment is a form of performance art with a long-honored tradition.

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Evelyn Evelyn - "Elephant Elephant" Video (PopMatters Premiere)

Evelyn Evelyn channel vaudeville and The Sound of Music on their brand new video... with puppets, yes puppets.

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Various Artists: Peace (for mom)

A unique memorial for a mother -- 34 tracks from Stars of the Lid, Jessica Bailiff, A Place to Bury Strangers, Sandro Perri, Antony and the Johnsons, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Fridge, Nudge, Matmos, Ida, Sybarite, and many others.

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Amanda Palmer: Who Killed Amanda Palmer

The Dresden Doll singer's solo debut is, not surprisingly, Dresden Doll-ian.

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