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

Green's off-kilter style has achieved a somewhat moderate college radio following in the United States and enjoys increasing popularity in different 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 anti folk group 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. His latest album was released on March 18, 2008 and is titled Sixes & Sevens. Titles include "Morning After Midnight", "Twee Twee Dee", and "Drowning Head First", the latter a duet between Green and his girlfriend.[2]

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

Green's father, Mark Green, is an accomplished neurologist specializing in migraines, and has written two books on the subject.[3]

Adam's brother Joel, an astronomer, has appeared as an accompanying musician on several recordings.[4]

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 eventually arrived in New York.[5]

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.[6]

Early in 2008, according to Ben Kweller's Twitter, Adam married his girlfriend Loribeth Capella, although he's since announced through his blog that he's getting a divorce (December 2).[7]



  • Garfield (October 22, 2002)
  • Friends of Mine (July 22, 2003)
  • Gemstones (February 22, 2005)
  • Jacket Full of Danger (April 24, 2006)
  • Sixes & Sevens (March 18, 2008)
  • Minor Love (January 8, 2010)


  • County Fair (2002)
  • Baby's Gonna Die Tonight (2002)
  • Dance With Me (2002)
  • Jessica (2003)
  • Friends Of Mine (2004)
  • Emily (2005)
  • Carolina (2005)
  • Nat King Cole (2006)
  • Novotel (2006)
  • Morning After Midnight (2008)


  • 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: F*** 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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