New Yorker Adam Green started out his career as one half the Moldy Peaches, who had a surprise retroactive hit thanks to 2007 film Juno. But by that time, Green was already a well-established solo artist, veering away from his old band’s endearing anti-folk territory with a style characterized by vulgar and cheeky lyrics while keeping listeners at an arm’s length. That’s not to say Green’s music (and life) hasn’t undergone its fair share of turbulence and change in the ensuing years, however. And he is certainly in a different place from the last time we spoke with him, as evidenced by his sixth solo album, Minor Love, released in February on Fat Possum. Recorded while living in an L.A. pool house in near-isolation, Minor Love shows us a more stripped-down, intimate side of the singer/songwriter. Green will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Q&A with him.
Green: My bisexuality started in the ninth grade when I blew 30 guys at a poetry reading. After that, I dated a girl from the Philippines with a face like badly baked bread. Her name was Rebecca, and she was bisexual as well. The most difficult thing about being bisexual is having gay sex and also how people bully you. My grandfather offered me $20,000 to stop being bisexual, but that’s like asking me not to be famous. Video after the jump.