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Awesome indie artist Amanda Fucking Palmer

Singer/pianist/lyricist/composer/performance artist Amanda Palmer, a.k.a. Amanda Fucking Palmer or AFP, is the epitome of an American indie artist. She’s bold, unapologetic, bisexual, with awesomely hairy armpits and actual pubic hair. She organized an unbinding flash mob wedding between her and writer Neil Gaiman in 2010, then made it legal in 2011 in a private ceremony hosted by literary power couple Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon. Unafraid of addressing provocative issues, she’s fought against Prop 8 and blogged about her own abortion and date rape. 

Her second solo album, Theatre Is Evil, comes out September 10 in full, but you can pre-order it now and also get a mini EP immediately — this is the album that she raised more than a million dollars on Kickstarter to fund! Check out the video for the first song off the album, “Want It Back.” Technically, it’s NSFW — but that label is misleading, obscuring the sheer uninhibited art and beauty of it.

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