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By Fred Mills
The ever-resourceful Amanda Palmer has struck again, this time with a remarkably moving – and unsettling – new single about Harvey Weinstein. “Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now” is a collaboration between Palmer and Jasmine Power, and while the disgraced movie mogul, who is currently accused of rape in the state of New York, isn’t mentioned specifically by name in the 6-minute song’s lyrics, it wasn’t exactly necessary that he be namechecked in the title, so pointed are those lyrics, which are positioned as a kind of statement-response back and forth between the two singers:
“your seven hundredth bedroom
the waiter brings the bill
you came here dressed for battle
you knew damn well.
the sharpening of axes
the fat man rings a bell…”
Then Power responds:
“don’t touch me
i’m not here to help”
A couple of years ago we sang the praises of Black Tape for a Blue Girl’s These Fleeting Moments, with Dr. Michael Toland enthusing, “Earnest, resourceful and demanding, These Fleeting Moments easily stands as one of black tape for a blue girl’s best albums.”
The duo is back with a Kickstarter campaign to get their new To touch the milky way album underway, It will be released on both vinyl and CD, and as of this writing they’ve raised nearly $8000 of their $12k goal, so please check it out and consider pledging. Below, watch the pledge campaign video trailer. As the band describes the record,
“The seven tracks span styles ranging from ethereal darkwave to dream-pop to austere textural ambient passages accompanied by wonderful vocals from Danielle and Michael. The lyrical themes and stories emerge from the depths of the psyche, unflinchingly addressing a desire to feel truly alive by facing self-created boundaries. They are first-person narratives at the edge where something has to give, something has to change, as the characters strive to take hold of the life they have left unlived.”
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