Dresden Dolls' chanteuse, Amanda Palmer
has collaborated with Edward Ka-Spel
of the experimental rock group, The Legendary Pink Dots on a new album and tour. Palmer is a longtime fan of Ka-Spel's group. She initially met the band in 1992 and later hosted several members of the group when they played in the United States in 1995. More than 20 years later, the duo started work on I Can Spin a Rainbow
last spring at a studio in England owned by Imogen Heap. Palmer described the resulting album as "a spiritual experience." "The rainbow metaphor - which is also a nod to the 'spinning beach ball of death' on a Mac - was a wide-open image that kept popping up as a recurring theme on the record," Palmer added. "It's both dark and light at the same time. To me, the songs are simultaneously frightening and comforting, like a thunderstorm heard from a living room."