Formerly a Moldy Peach, Adam Green is now out with his 6th solo album, Minor Love (Fat Possum, 2/16/10). We dig his NYC/Lou Reed-y character and we’re stoked to have him in the studio for a session today!
Check out his tour schedule HERE. Green plays a few weeks of US dates in January and then heads overseas for nonstop gigs through March.
This awesome excerpt below, which briefly describes his recent recording, had to be taken verbatim.
The album showcases a tender side of the often arrogant and emotionally unavailable bully/singer, Green. In a total state of isolation, Green attempted to play nearly all the instruments on the record, due to incurable social phobias which plagued him. Sometimes a slick session musician, like Rodrigo, was tolerated in the studio. However no women were permitted into the studio at all because of Green’s attempts to pursue a bisexual lifestyle.
The inspiration for this album lies in Green’s fatalism. Despite a fairly normal upbringing, and a generally optimistic world view, he often contends that nothing lasts… that there is nothing to look forward to…and that “we are all living in a butcher shop,” which Leonard Cohen told him while at a Bar-B-Que at Lou Reed’s house.