Amanda F’in Palmer Celebrates Label Freedom – With Free Music!!!

6 Apr

I think she's trying to suggest something about the duality of man...

Happened to get steered toward Amanda Palmer‘s latest offering – glad I followed that hunch.  Turns out the former lyricist/songwriter of the Dresden Dolls just managed to be dropped from all obligations to her label, Roadrunner Records, after nearly two years of wrangling. The arc follows one similar to many relationships: a match made in heaven, with the label being great and supportive at the start, before priorities diverged, and one party wanted to leave the other.  Now, 3 records and “endless legal bullshit” later, Palmer celebrates by doing what she was contractually forbidden from while signed to the label: giving away her music for free.

Anyway, here’s Amanda Palmer’s “Do you swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help your black ass.”  Amanda explains the title:

before any of you get up in arms about the title (peoples gettin’ mighty sensitive lately) please know:
the title is a reference to a lyric in a song called “fuck tha police” by a band called Niggaz With Attitude. look it up.

“The Truth…” – Amanda Palmer

Please visit her site to read all the lyrics (which I found stunning), see pictures from the recording session, and, if you like it, download the song (it’s free, but she’ll take donations).

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