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Adam Green

Adam Green in 2010.
Background information
Born May 28, 1981 (1981-05-28) (age 28)
Origin United States
Genres Indie rock, folk
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, harmonica, keyboards, piano
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts The Moldy Peaches, The Strokes

Adam Green (born May 28, 1981 in Mount Kisco, New York) is an American singer-songwriter.

Green's off-kilter style has achieved a moderate college radio following in the United States and enjoys increasing popularity in a number of European countries, particularly Germany. [1]



Green attended Emerson College for one semester in 1998 before leaving to concentrate on his music, going on to co-found The Moldy Peaches with Kimya Dawson.

In 2004 The Moldy Peaches went on hiatus and both Green and Dawson embarked on solo careers.

Green released several albums on Rough Trade Records. Among his better known songs are "Jessica" (about singer Jessica Simpson), "Novotel", "Friends of Mine", "Dance with Me", "Carolina" and "Emily", and, in Britain, his cover of The Libertines track "What a Waster".

Prior to Jacket Full of Danger in 2006, all of Green's albums had been released on the 22nd of the month.

In January 2008, The Moldy Peaches began having a resurgence in popularity, due to their music being included in the hit indie film Juno. Most notably, a duet between Adam Green and Kimya Dawson, The Moldy Peaches song "Anyone Else But You" was featured in the film, and also in a scene which features the film's lead actors, Michael Cera and Ellen Page performing the song together. The soundtrack album reached #1 on the Billboard album chart on its third week of release.

Personal life

Adam's father, Mark, is an accomplished neurologist specializing in migraines, and has written two books on the subject.[2]

Adam's brother Joel, an astronomer, has appeared as an accompanying musician on several recordings.[3]

In Germany journalists often note that his great-grandmother, Felice Bauer, was engaged to Franz Kafka, who was born in Prague but wrote in German; her family fled the Nazis in the late 1930s and wound up in New York.[4]

Green is a good friend of musician Carl Barât, appearing in a documentary with him in 2005, following the pair on a night out in London, for the European television culture channel Arte.[5]

Early in 2008, according to Ben Kweller's Twitter, Adam married his girlfriend Loribeth Capella, although he has since announced through his blog that he is getting divorced (December 2).[6]





  • Baby's Gonna Die Tonight (Promo 2002)
  • Dance With Me (2002)
  • Jessica (2003)
  • Friends Of Mine (2004)
  • Emily (2005)
  • Carolina (2005)
  • Nat King Cole (2006)
  • Novotel (Promo 2006)
  • Morning After Midnight (Promo / Download 2008)
  • Twee Twee Dee (Promo / Download 2008)
  • What makes him act so bad (Promo / Download 2009)
  • Buddy Bradley (Promo /Download 2010)


  • Adam Green: Magazine. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Verlag , 2005, ISBN 3-518-12405-6
  • Martin Büsser: Antifolk. Von Beck bis Adam Green. Mainz: Ventil Verlag , 2005. ISBN 3-931555-93-3
  • Albert Koch: Fuck Forever. Der Tod des Indie-Rock. Planegg: Hannibal Verlag , 2007. ISBN 3-854452-82-9
  • Silke Leicher, Manuel Schreiner:Skizzenbuch Unterwegs. Schlüchtern: Rockbuch Verlag , 2006. ISBN 3-927638-08-0


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