Map Of Tasmania E​.​P.

by The Young Punx ft. Amanda Palmer & Peaches

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The Young Punx collaborate with Amanda ‘Fucking’ Palmer and notorious gender warrior and electro icon, Peaches to unveil a full-release of the viral sensation, “Map of Tasmania”. Undoubtedly the first club track in history to combine ukuleles, big beats, witty lyrics and a message about feminist body politics and… um… ladies muffs.

An Mp3 of the first version of the track (sans- Peaches), which hit music blogs just before Christmas and appears on Palmer’s second solo album, “Amanda Palmer goes down under”, has given rise to a huge surge in popularity and subsequent demand for a full-release.

A variety of new club mixes by The Young Punx and others including Peaches’ new vocal will be released by The Young Punx on their own ‘MofoHifi’ label mid-February 2011.

An accompanying video directed by Michael Pope featuring a wide variety of Haute Couture merkins (pubic wigs) premiered on leading music website “Spin” magazine, clocking up quarter of a million views in little less than a week.

Watch the video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B8omCWBl8s

Amanda Palmer (of ‘punk cabaret’ act the Dresden Dolls) and electronic dance act The Young Punx are both known as agent provocateurs of their respective music scenes, always challenging expectations and combining great song writing with a puckish sense of humour.

Map of Tasmania, a common Australian euphemism for women’s pubic hair (look at an atlas, you’ll see why), sees Palmer combining catchy calypso melodies with a simultaneously hilarious and serious message about women’s right to choose whether they shave or not! The Young Punx add a distinctly UK sound, re-imagining the track as a M.I.A-esque club anthem.

Speaking to “Spin” magazine, Hal Ritson of The Young Punx commented: “The great thing about this project is the total freedom from the 'rules' that a major record company would have constrained an artist with. Both Amanda Palmer and The Young Punx are well known for turning their backs on the 'old dying record business'. Here we have a Ukelele strumming cabaret singer songwriter teaming up with an electronic producer to make a bassline heavy party club track and about pubic hair with a serious body politics side angle. With a video featuring prominent armpit hair and merkins! There is simply no way that the corporate music machine would allow such a creation to come into being.”

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released 25 January 2011
Written by Amanda Palmer, Hal Ritson, Peaches and Michele Balduzzi

Ukulele by Guthrie Govan and Amanda Palmer
Keyboards & Programming by Hal Ritson & Michele Balduzzi

Produced by Amanda Palmer, Hal Ritson, and Michele Balduzzi

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Track Name: Map Of Tasmania (Club Mix)
My map is symbolic
It get drunk a lot
Hey, does that make it an alcoholic?
Call it M.O.T. for short
Let's take this bottomless case straight to the court
Freedom down there, i swear, do you see me smirkin'?
Do you see me wearing a merkin ?
Get in the formation let start
Triangle jerkin'
Triangle jerkin'

Soft and sweet and shaped like a triangle
Some girls want no shape and they shave it all
That's so whack, it hurts with the stubble
Walking 'round and look like an eight-year-old
Soft and sweet and shaped like a triangle
Some girls want no shape and they shave it all
That's so whack, it hurts with the stubble
Walking 'round and look like an eight-year-old

I say grow that shit like a jungle
Give 'em something strong to hold onto
Let it fly in the open wind
If it get too bushy, you can trim

They don't play the song on the radio
They don't show the tits on the video
They don't know that we are the media
They don't know that we start the mania
You Eyes don't want to see what I'm making you
Your ass is off its seat and I'm shaking you
Walking down the street I'm the lady - ah -
Showing off my map of Tasmania
Track Name: Map Of Tasmania (Original Mix)
They don't play the song on the radio
They don't show the tits on the video
They don't know that we are the media
They don't know that we start the mania
Your Eyes don't want to see what I'm making you
Your ass is off its seat and I'm shaking you
Walking down the street I'm the lady - ah -
Showing off my map of Tasmania

Soft and sweet and shaped like a triangle
Some girls want no shape and they shave it all
That's so whack, it hurts with the stubble
Walking 'round and look like an eight-year-old
Soft and sweet and shaped like a triangle
Some girls want no shape and they shave it all
That's so whack, it hurts with the stubble
Walking 'round and look like an eight-year-old

I say grow that shit like a jungle
Give 'em something strong to hold onto
Let it fly in the open wind
If it get too bushy, you can trim

They don't play the song on the radio
They don't show the tits on the video
They don't know that we are the media
They don't know that we start the mania
You Eyes don't want to see what I'm making you
Your ass is off its seat and I'm shaking you
Walking down the street I'm the lady - ah -
Showing off my map of Tasmania

My map is symbolic
It get drunk a lot
Hey, does that make it an alcoholic?
Call it M.O.T. for short
Let's take this bottomless case straight to the court
Freedom down there, i swear, do you see me smirkin'?
Do you see me wearing a merkin ?
Get in the formation let start
Triangle jerkin'
Triangle jerkin'
Track Name: Map Of Tasmania (Acoustic Version)
They don't play the song on the radio
They don't show the tits on the video
They don't know that we are the media
They don't know that we start the mania
Your Eyes don't want to see what I'm making you
Your ass is off its seat and I'm shaking you
Walking down the street I'm the lady - ah -
Showing off my map of Tasmania

Soft and sweet and shaped like a triangle
Some girls want no shape and they shave it all
That's so whack, it hurts with the stubble
Walking 'round and look like an eight-year-old

I say grow that shit like a jungle
Give 'em something strong to hold onto
Let it fly in the open wind
If it get too bushy, you can trim

My map is symbolic
It get drunk a lot
Hey, does that make it an alcoholic?
Call it M.O.T. for short
Let's take this bottomless case straight to the court
Freedom down there, i swear, do you see me smirkin'?
Do you see me wearing a merkin ?
Get in the formation let start
Triangle jerkin'
Triangle jerkin'

They don't play the song on the radio
They don't show the tits on the video
They don't know that we are the media
They don't know that we start the mania
You Eyes don't want to see what I'm making you
Your ass is off its seat and I'm shaking you
Walking down the street I'm the lady - ah -
Showing off my map of Tasmania