Jan 29, 2013

Adam Green and Binki Shapiro - 2013

Adam Green first came to prominence as one-half of the Grammy-winning Moldy Peaches before embarking on a solo career. Binki Shapiro was one-third of Little Joy, the Brazilian-accented Los Angeles trio formed with Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes) and Rodrigo Amarante that won many fans with its critically acclaimed self-titled 2008 album.

Together the pair make beautiful music over lo-fi guitars, more low-budget copies of 50s rock ‘n roll records than the better-produced garage rock of Green’s recent break-up/breakdown album Minor Love. The highlight here is ‘Casanova’ (“to the mentally ill”), with keyboards straight from a Beach House song, some Ronettes-style backing vocals and a DIY Roy Orbison guitar solo in the middle.

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