Evelyn Evelyn (album)

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Evelyn Evelyn
Studio album by Evelyn Evelyn
Released March 30, 2010 (2010-03-30)
Recorded 2007–2009
Genre Alternative rock, Dark cabaret, Experimental
Label Eleven Records & 8ft. records
Producer Amanda Palmer
Jason Webley

The Evelyn Evelyn LP is the debut album by Evelyn Evelyn. Like their debut EP 7" vinyl, Elephant Elephant (2007), it is produced and presented by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley. It was released on March 30, 2010.[1]

The artwork (done by the award-winning artist, Cynthia von Buhler) as well as a brand-new song ("A Campaign of Shock and Awe") were debuted on the band's MySpace on December 8, 2009, shortly before the twins began using their Twitter and Facebook.

A worldwide tour/stage presentation in support of the album was planned for the spring and summer of 2010, including stops in New York and London.

One of the tracks from the album, "My Space", includes guest vocals from Kim and Zoe Boekbinder, Margaret Cho, Corn Mo, Morningwood vocalist Chantal Claret, Frances Bean Cobain, Neil Gaiman, Ethan Gold, Ari Gold, Eugene Mirman, Franz Nicolay, Reverend Peyton, Tegan and Sara, Soko, Mindless Self Indulgence songwriter/vocalist Jimmy Urine, Kirsten Vangsness, Andrew W.K., My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way, and "Weird Al" Yankovic.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] In a recent blog post, Palmer had this to say of the guest vocalists:

We got a slew of guest vocalists to join in on a song called "My Space". Let it be known: This wasn't a "We Are the World" type situation in which all these people flew to LA and recorded different lines of the song in a studio under the direction of Quincy Jones. Just so your bubbles aren't burst when you get the record: Everybody took 45 seconds out of their lives and E-MAILED us a file of their voice singing THE SAME LINE, and we mixed it all together, gang-vocal-style. There was a minor tabloid blow-up announcing the album features the "singing debut of Frances Bean Cobain." Oh good God. If you're looking for that, wrong record. Everybody was just having fun, and there's almost no way to distinguish who's singing what...it was mostly a show of symbolic support for the twins on the parts of all these kind people."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[9]

CD[edit]

  1. "Evelyn Evelyn" – 4:36
  2. "A Campaign of Shock and Awe" – 2:39
  3. "The Tragic Events of September Part I" – 4:33
  4. "Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn?" – 2:13
  5. "Chicken Man" – 3:08
  6. "Tragic Events Part II" – 11:11
  7. "Sandy Fishnets" – 7:04
  8. "Elephant Elephant" – 2:26
  9. "You Only Want Me 'Cause You Want My Sister" – 3:49
  10. "Tragic Events Part III" – 4:15
  11. "My Space" – 5:22
  12. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" – 2:50 (Joy Division cover)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Blog amanda palmer
  2. ^ Frances Bean Cobain, Gerard Way, Andrew WK on Amanda Palmer Side Project LP
  3. ^ Twitter / Amanda Palmer News
  4. ^ "Twitter / Amanda Palmer News: Guests on @EvelynEvelyn's". Twitter.com. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ "Twitter / Amanda Palmer News: Guests on @EvelynEvelyn's". Twitter.com. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  6. ^ "Twitter / Amanda Palmer News: Guests on @EvelynEvelyn's". Twitter.com. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  7. ^ "Twitter / Amanda Palmer News: Guests on @EvelynEvelyn's". Twitter.com. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  8. ^ "Twitter / Amanda Palmer News: ...and the LAST (but not l". Twitter.com. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  9. ^ Phares, Heather. "Review: Evelyn Evelyn". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 

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