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Album: Evelyn Evelyn (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • Evelyn Evelyn are a musical duo, supposedly discovered in 2007 by Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls and accordion player Jason Webley. The pair consist of two conjoined twin sisters, "Eva" and "Lyn," aka Evelyn and Evelyn Neville. The twins are actually portrayed by Palmer and Webley and this is a track from their self-titled debut album, which was released on March 30, 2010. Yes, it sounds weird, and it is. To better understand the mind of the woman behind this, have a look at our interview with Amanda Palmer.
  • This track marks the recording debut of Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain. She sings as part of a gang of guest stars, along with Weird Al Yankovic, Tegan And Sara, Andrew W.K., My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, writer Neil Gaiman (who is Amanda Palmer's husband) and many others. Palmer blogged regarding the contibutors: "We got a slew of guest vocalists to join in on a song called 'my space.' Let it be known: this wasn't a 'We Are The World' type situation in which all these people flew to LA and recorded different lines of the song in a studio under the direction of Quincy Jones. just so your bubbles aren't burst when you get the record: everybody took 45 seconds out of their lives and EMAILED us a file of their voice singing THE SAME LINE, and we mixed it all together, gang-vocal-style. there was a minor tabloid blow-up while I was away announcing the album features the 'singing debut of Frances Bean Cobain.' oh good god. if you're looking for that, wrong record. everybody was just having fun, and there's almost no way to distinguish who's singing what… it was mostly a show of symbolic support for the twins on the parts of all these kind people."

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