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Palmer,  Amanda & the Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil Singer, songwriter, piano-slayer and super-blogger Amanda Palmer is preparing to release her first new studio album in four years, in conjunction with her new band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, featuring Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines and Jherek Bischoff.
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Singer, songwriter, piano-slayer and super-blogger Amanda Palmer is preparing to release her first new studio album in four years, in conjunction with her new band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, featuring Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines and Jherek Bischoff.

Entitled Theatre Is Evil, the album was recently recorded in Melbourne with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Murder By Death, Modest Mouse, Xiu Xiu), and is due out in September. Palmer and GTO will embark on a six-city summer tour, unveiling the new album as a series of intimate performances alongside a dynamic visual art exhibit featuring 30 contemporary artists to include Frances Bean Cobain, Shepard Fairey, Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), David Mack and Cynthia Von Buhler.
Arguably her most pop-influenced album yet, Theatre Is Evil showcases Amanda's powerful vocals and talented songwriting in ways that may surprise even her most ardent fans. Written over the course of several years (since the release of her last studio album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer), the album offers a collection of sounds and rhythms heavily influenced by the music Palmer grew up listening to - most notably 80s synth rock and Brit Pop. From the anthemic "Do It With A Rockstar" and "Want it Back" to the mighty, horn-induced bop of "Massachusetts Avenue", Theatre is Evil is tauntingly playful. At the same time, a more somber, vulnerable Amanda Palmer pulls at our heart strings with ballads like "Trout Heart Replica", "Grown Man Cry", and the piece de resistance: "The Bed Song", a somber, melancholy track that documents the slow deterioration of a long-term marriage.

Track Listing

Disc 1:

  1. Meow Meow Introduces The Grand Theft Orchestra
  2. Smile (Pictures or It Didn't Happen)
  3. The Killing Type
  4. Do It With A Rockstar
  5. Want It Back
  6. Grown Man Cry
  7. Trout Heart Replica
  8. A Grand Theft Intermission
  9. Lost
  10. Bottomfeeder
  11. The Bed Song
  12. Massachusetts Avenue
  13. Melody Dean
  14. Berlin
  15. Olly Olly Oxen Free
  16. Denial Thing - Bonus Track
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