Amanda Palmer is a performer most noted for being the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer of the "Brechtian punk cabaret" duo The Dresden Dolls. Palmer's solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, was released on 16 September 2008. Ben Folds produced and also played on the album.
More information is available on her official website here.
Detektivbyrån, also referred to as DBY, is a three piece band from Sweden.
The three members Anders, Jon and Martin grew up in the small town Karlstad, Sweden. In 2005 the three had relocated to Gothenburg. Detektivbyrån was formed. In 2006 they released their critically acclaimed EP, “Hemvägen Ep”. “Hemvägen EP” created a big buzz when it was released. With that release they gained a lot of press and attention all over the world.
Free music is available on their official website here.
I normally write better than this. That's all I've got to say for myself - bitterness + boredom during philosophy lesson = this
The words I say to make things right.
Always spoken from the wrong mouth.
I sharpen the syllables to soften the blow.
The narrative runs dry when you don't respond.
It took you so long to find yourself.
I wonder if the waiting was worth it.
The only emotions you capture still on a camera.
Frozen and false for the seconds it takes to pose.
Your life is a series of unrelated shots of a smiling face that never grows old.
I can't make that flash burn away when it's the only light that keeps you going.
Thick skin won't save you from loneliness.
Unconsciousness won't save you from waking up.
The answer's between right and wrong.
Light up these tired limbs with hearts and harmony.
Get these feet moving for a cause greater than movement.
Progress for the sake of progress.
Regress for the sake of nothing.
I wish I knew you.
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8. Dillinger Four - C I V I L W A R
7. Conor Oberst - S/T
6. Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux
5. Butch Walker - Sycamore Meadows
4. Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger
3. Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
2. TheGaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
1. Lydia - Illuminate
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Best EPs of '08
5. Manchester Orchestra - Let My Pride Be What's Left Behind
4. Brighten - Early Love
3. Ellington - Less Like A Movie, More Like Real Life
2. You Me and Everyone We Know - So Young, So Insane
1. Thursday/Envy - Split
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