If there is a surefire way to make yourself feel your age, hearing the news Francis Bean Cobain is to make her singing debut on an upcoming Amanda Palmer project has got to be it. Anyone old enough to remember the early 90s will find this equally intriguing and surreal, while those younger have no idea who I am talking about. Either way, the rock and roll royalty’s vocals aren’t even the most interesting aspect of this story!
According to TwentyFourBit, March 30th will mark the release of a collaborative album from Dresden Dolls’ frontwoman Palmer and friend Jason Wembley. The twist? They are performing as conjoined twins. Titled Evelyn Evelyn, the duo already has a European tour scheduled with a full tour of the U.S. expected to follow. If you are wondering just what might this sideshow-inspired act look like, YouTube has answers.
As for Frances Bean Cobain, she will sing backup along with an all-star (kind of) cast that includes badass writer Neil Gaiman, funny man (kind of) “Weird Al” Yankovic, funny man Andrew WK, and, um, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way. Tegan and Sara are also on-board the track, titled “My Space”, as is ex-Hold Steady member Franz Nicolay, Margaret Cho, and Eugene Mirman. That sounds like the best top 8 ever!
Only time will tell what Cobain actually sounds like (or if we will be able to hear her over the choir of randoms), but here’s to hoping she takes after Pops. Enjoy a track from Evelyn Evelyn, titled “Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn?”, below!
“Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn?”
Evelyn Evelyn 2010 Tour Dates:
04/12 – Boston, MA @ ART Theater
04/17 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
04/19 – Dublin, IE @ The Academy
04/22 – London, UK @ Koko
04/23 – London, UK @ Bush Hall
04/24 – London, UK @ Bush Hall
04/25 – London, UK @ Bush Hall
04/27 – Paris, FR @ LEuropéen
04/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkwag
04/29 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel
05/01 – Berlin, DE @ Babylon
05/03 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
05/04 – Antwerp, BE @ Arenbergschouwburg