Light of the Stereo

Light of the Stereo

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday Double Featuer: Ane Brun "Worship" & Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra "Polly"

This week's Tuesday Double Feature includes two beautifully crafted songs whose videos are hauntingly disturbing and yet filled with gracefully poignant imagery.

Ane Brun - "Worship"

Who knew there were whales in the the tunnel of light.

Award winning Norweginan songwriter Ana Burns will be gracing our fair shores in May. Touring in support of her new album It All Starts With One which will also see a US may arrival by way of the [PIAS] label. Unfortunately the closest she'll come to the Northwest is San Francisco, but that doesn't mean that we can't enjoy her from afar.

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - "Polly"

Kurt would have been proud.

Having originally recorded this Nirvana cover for SPIN Magazine's 2011 Neverminde tribute compilation, Amanda Palmer delved into the painfully disturbing truth behind this song. Penned by Kurt Cobain after reading the newspaper account of a 1987 abduction and rape of a 14 year old girl. This song is a dark cry of pain and protest to which Palmer and her Grand Theft Orchestra amplified with eery sound effects and her breathlessly haunting vocals.

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