Adam Green (born May 28, 1981 in Mt. Kisco, New York) is an American singer-songwriter originally co-founder of the group The Moldy Peaches, though he is now best known for the solo career he began in 2002. Green attended Emerson College for one semester in 1998 before leaving to concentrate on his music.
Often compared to Leonard Cohen, Ben Kweller, and Jonathan Richman, Green's off-kilter anti folk style has achieved a moderate college radio following in the United States and enjoys increasing popularity in different European countries, particularly Germany.
Green is also a good friend of musician Carl Barât, appearing in a documentary with him, following the pair on a night out in London for German and French television.
Adam Green has released the albums Garfield and Friends of Mine on Sanctuary Records. Among his most famous songs are "Jessica", about singer Jessica Simpson, "Novotel", "Friends of Mine", "Dance with Me", "Carolina" and "Emily", which were released as single CDs/7". In Britain, his cover of The Libertines track "What a Waster" is more well known.
Adam's brother Joel, an astronomer, has appeared as an accompanying musician on several tracks.
Soon after the release of Jacket Full of Danger Green announced that he is working on a new album due in early 2008. Prior to Jacket Full of Danger in 2006, all of Green's albums had been released on the 22nd of the month. His next album will be released on March 18th, 2008 and is titled Sixes & Sevens
In January 2008, The Moldy Peaches began having a resurgence, mainly 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 films lead actors, Michael Cera and Ellen Page performing the song together.
In 2007, Austin, Texas country singer-songwriter Kelly Willis covered Adam's "Teddy Boys" for her album Translated From Love.
A new album Sixes & Sevens, will be released on March 18, 2008, via Rough Trade. Titles include "Morning After Midnight," "Twee Twee Dee," and "Drowning Head First," the latter a duet between Green and his girlfriend.