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 especially 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: The Lake Room is an online newspaper periodical that I’ve been publishing ever since I quit show business in the autumn of 2008. It’s an international website for high-class gawkers who like to surf the net. I invented the page so that people could get accurate information on Hollywood and as a platform to review new products that I personally endorse. From what I understand, it is a website that people view in secret, which I assume is because they must be masturbating to it. The Lake Room encourages people to stalk me, but that doesn’t seem to have any effect on my career. While I’ve never been involved in an Internet scandal, I probably will be soon if I continue to do this website. It is supposedly the top website that people go to. Video after the jump.