Amanda Palmer Delivers Nirvana Cover Song and Video
We were sent over these details: Palmer covered "Polly" for SPIN Magazine's tribute issue & compilation to Nirvana's "Nevermind" last year. Palmer saw "Polly" as the perfect opportunity to get in the studio together with two members of her live touring band, Chad Raines and Michael McQuilken, with McQuilken also on engineering duty. The record was cut at Yale University (using many of the theater department's special effects instruments and toys) where Raines and McQuilken just completed the three-year graduate Yale School of Drama program. McQuilken and Raines will be joined by bassist Jherek Bischoff (and many others) this spring to break ground on Palmer's new recording and touring project, entitled "Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra".
True to her typical "pay what you will" business model, the "Polly" single is available via Amanda's website today as well for a minimum donation of $.50, which will go toward PayPal transaction fees and royalties. The video for "Polly", directed by McQuilken and featuring actors Christopher M. McFarland and Jillian Taylor with a special guest appearance by Blake Brasher, is released today! Check out the video for Amanda Palmer's cover of Nirvana's "Polly" here.