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Amanda Palmer Celebrates $1 Million Kickstarter Campaign With “Want It Back,” From Upcoming Album 'Theatre Is Evil'

Amanda Palmer Celebrates $1 Million Kickstarter Campaign With “Want It Back,” From Upcoming Album 'Theatre Is Evil'

Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter campaign drew to a close on Thursday. The ex-Dresden Doll had initially hoped to secure $100,000 towards her new album with The Grand Theft Orchestra, Theatre Is Evil. But it quickly became clear that she would raise a whole lot more, and when the total hit $1 million on Tuesday Palmer celebrated by tweeting a topless photo of herself.

She has now released a slightly more musical reward for her deep-pocketed fans: a new track from the forthcoming record. Appropriately for music funded by donations, “Want It Back” is a song about giving it away that and then wanting it back. Its composition is smart. Verses adopt the brash, blasé voice of the seducer, chanting “doesn’t matter if you want it back, you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away.” These are interspersed with a softer, synth-heavy chorus that plays out the morning-after lament of the seduced: “he’s already on the outskirts, I’m still putting on a sweatshirt.”

Listen to “Want It Back” here. Theatre Is Evil will be released in September, and over the summer, Palmer will unveil the album on the six-city tour of art and rock shows detailed below.

 

06.12 BERLIN, DE: Platoon - The Factory (Art Show)

06.14 BERLIN, DE: Roter Salon (Rock Show)

06.18 LONDON, UK: Village Underground (Art Show)

06.20 LONDON, UK: Village Underground (Rock Show)

06.27 BROOKLYN, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg (Art Show)

06.28 BROOKLYN, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg (Art Show)

06.28 BROOKLYN, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg (Art Show)

07.12 SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Public Works (Art Show)

06.13 SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Public Works (Rock Show)

07.18 LOS ANGELES, CA: The Roxy (Rock Show)

07.19 LOS ANGELES, CA: Pop Tart Gallery (Art Show)

08.01 BOSTON, MA: Middlie East - Downstairs (Art Show)

08.02 BOSTON, MA: Middle East - Downstairs (Rock Show)

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