It's not like you couldn't see this coming -- we think the hint might have been when she wrote that song called "Please Drop Me" -- but now it's official. AMANDA PALMER: is now a free woman, at least where recording contracts are concerned. To prove it, she's offering a brand-new song, recorded last week, as a free mp3 download. In an open letter to Roadrunner on her blog, she announced the split and then said mostly nice things about everyone. It reads, in part:
when we signed with you in 2004, i was a wreck of a human being because
I was working too hard to juggle business-ing and musician-ing . . .
no other label in america would sign us, but you did. all the cool,
hip, indie labels didn’t think enough people would like us. they passed.you
saw our potential. for a while you worked very hard for us. you spent
money on us, and you helped people find and hear our music . . .
you stopped helping us when our second record came out in 2006. that made us really sad. since
then we’ve needed to part ways, but i will never regret signing with
you…and i will never take for granted what you did to help my life.
Amanda is back in Boston now, conducting rehearsals for her tour with Jason Webley behind their EVELYN EVELYN siamese-twins concept album. Stay tuned later this week for our interview with Amanda about that new band, her new man, how the hell she got Kurt Cobain's daughter to sing on her record, and more.
In the meantime, here's the brand-new song she recorded last week, with Webley: