We’ve been posting quite a bit about Dresden Dolls frontwoman/solo artist/human statue Amanda Palmer of late, but nary a post about a new album (solo or otherwise) from our favorite Brechtian punk cabaret singer/songwriter… until tonight.
First the good news: Palmer and longtime friend/collaborator Jason Webley announced that their side project Evelyn Evelyn, a duo that purports to be “conjoined twins who had spent their lives trapped in the circus industry” will release their debut LP this spring.
And now the soon-to-be-viral news: Their eponymous full-length album will include “an anthemic 80’s power ballad entitled ‘My Space’” featuring “gang vocals” by “Weird Al” Yankovic, My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way, Andrew WK, writer/Palmer fiancé Neil Gaiman, Tegan and Sara, and Frances Bean Cobain.
The album is due out March 30th on Eleven Records (take that Roadrunner!) and a European tour has been announced with a full US and Canadian tour to follow. Meanwhile, watch Palmer and Webley perform as faux-conjoined twins here, download a free track that they’ve given us to share here, or stream a few Evelyn Evelyn songs on the MySpace page where “they were discovered” here.
**Update: We need to add more names to the epic list above! According to Chantal Claret, she and members of Mindless Self Indulgence (her husband, Jimmy Urine is their frontman and Gerard Way’s wife, Lyn-Z, is their bassist) have also contributed to this project. Wow, I can’t wait to hear this thing.
**Update #2: Must add a few more artists to the list (this is getting insane, in an awesome way): Ex-Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay, Margaret Cho, and Eugene Mirman are also performing on the Evelyn Evelyn (Webley/Palmer) song “My Space.”