Reportedly the work of a conjoined-twin sister duo, Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley’s Evelyn Evelyn project has numerous talking points — not the least of which is the phenomenal music.
With a track (“My Space”) featuring gang vocals from a bizarre crew including Frances Bean Cobain, Neil Gaiman, Weird Al, Tegan & Sara, Eugene Mirman, and Andrew WK, a series of spoken-word storytelling interludes, and a backstory spotlighting the fact that the twins are “fluent in chicken,” the album provides a wealth of fun material to explore.
At the heart of it all, however, is Palmer and Webley’s songwriting. The pair’s friendship dates back to Palmer’s pre-Dresden Dolls days, when both were working as street performers, and their longtime rapport is evident in the carefree way they intertwine musically. With songs built around accordion, ukelele, and other circus-inspired sounds, the album is the result of ideas that snowballed over the course of years of friendship and collaboration.
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