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: Girls With Attitude is a Canadian supergroup produced by Bill Murray. He wrote most of their songs when he was filming Groundhog Day 4; however, they weren’t released until Groundhog Day 8. In Groundhog Day 8, he has six girls with Natalie Portman’s character from The Professional 4. Basically, Harold Ramis directed it so that Groundhog Day 8 and The Professional 4 are essentially the same film and it bears both titles. In the movie, the six girls start a band called Girls With Attitude and they become one of the most popular bands each Groundhog Day, which keeps repeating throughout the movie. I love their song “A Great Time Is A Fun Time,” and I use it as intro music before I play a concert. I’ve hung out with Murray a little bit, and he gave me pretty good advice. He’s a nice guy who bought ethical mousetraps for my mom at the Museum of Natural History. I would like to do the soundtrack for Groundhog Day 9 or Weekend At Bernie’s 3. Video after the jump.