ALTERNATE UNIVERSE YOU
Alternate Universe You is a singer, songwriter, and time/space traveler who chronicles their journey across dimensions through music, film, photography, and writing. The alter ego of Austin, TX-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Merri Palmer, Alternate Universe You explores the past, present, future, and worlds beyond through the lens of lush melodies and cosmic vibrato.
Alternate Universe You was selected as an Official 2022 SXSW Artist. They also performed during Lockhart, TX's first-ever Pride Week (2022).
MISSION: To serve others with visions of alternate futures, using a hands-on approach, compassion, curiosity, IRL conversations, & commitment to respecting the life & autonomy of all sentient beings.
News & Updates
1/14/23: New Patreon Tier: AUY Mail Club!!!
New tier just dropped for fans of non-bummer mail. Join to get a handmade AUY merch item plus spacey surprises and goodies every month in the mail, plus craft video tutorials and access to unreleased music, writing, art, and more. Join here!
1/12/23: Handmade AUY Merch now available online!
I've been hyperfixating on crafts that make my life easier, so I've begun making limited runs of handmade merch. Light up yoyos, magic bookmarks, and more right here on the digital merch table.
1/9/23: Secret Playlist just dropped for my Patreon subscribers
I'm back in the saddle home recording (now playing bass, drums, and lead - I'm my own band!). For each home recorded song, I'm releasing a playlist of the voice memos and early drafts of the song to chart its growth. If you're into the messy process of creativity, this is right up your alley. Join my Patreon here!
1/7/23: Digital Busking on TikTok
I'm getting the hang of livestreaming concerts by doing regular Digital Busking sessions on TikTok Live. Follow me to catch a concert from my music room!
9/16/22: AUY Patreon Launched!
As I adjust to freelance life, I decided to create a Patreon to share my enormous backlog of unreleased songs, poetry, drawings, and additional content (ya know, unreleased novel, sketches, neat stuff). Check it out here!
8/11/22: USA Tour delayed, dates TBD
Alternate Universe You is experiencing the effects of burnout after an intense several years of pandemic & work. The intent to tour and research is sincere; however, the timing was rushed and AUY needs to recharge before setting off on the next adventure. A huge thanks to the folks who shared experience, insight, and encouragement - this tour will be infinitely better due to your help.
7/25/22: Alternate Universe You is planning their first USA tour starting early August & ending mid-October 2022!
It's a tight turnaround and your support and tour recommendations are welcome and needed. This is a journey to share songs & conduct human research, with the goal of documenting first-hand experiences of the US to build a composite picture of 2 worlds: WTF is going on in the US, & WTF people want.
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