The cool thing about being an independent musician is that you can do pretty much whatever you want. Take, for example, Amanda Palmer, maybe best known for her work as half of the Dresden Dolls, maybe best known for making people mad by singing about Oasis and rape and abortion – oh my! – in the same song.
Palmer left her label, RoadRunner Records, earlier this year, after realizing that she could do a lot better with a mailing list and an active blog than she’d ever done under the heavy hand of a recording contract. And now she’s putting her independence to the test by releasing an album of cover songs, lovingly entitled, Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele.
The album is being released digitally and on vinyl (not on CD because, y’know, CDs are over). You can buy the download for an absolute rock-bottom minimum of 84 cents, which covers the transaction fees and royalties for Radiohead. Palmer is also offering bundles to fans including ukulelehead t-shirts, private Skype uke concerts, and hand-painted, Creep/Fake Plastic Trees/High and Dry-inspired ukuleles.