Adam Green and Binki Shapiro: Moldy Peaches star joins Little Joy’s Shapiro
The newest indie buzz-band duo of 2013, Adam Green and Binki Shapiro offer refreshing, diary style honesty in this folk pop debut. I spoke to the two while they were in route to their San Francisco performance. Green reached widespread acclaim when the Moldy Peaches‘ (his band with Kimya Dawson) song “Anyone Else But You” was featured on the Grammy winning soundtrack to the film Juno (2007). He is from Manhattan. Shapiro is an L.A. darling whose band Little Joy(with Strokes’ Fabrizio Morreti and Rodrigo Amarante of Brazilian group Los Hermanos) has brought her critical acclaim. Additionally, she worked with Beck on his album The Information, and he has uploaded many of her Leonard Cohen covers to his Record Club blog.
Shauna C. Keddy: Can you describe why working together seemed to work out so smoothly?
Green and Shapiro: We are similar in a lot of ways, but also different in ways that work. We can keep on talking and it goes forever– that is a good thing when you are making artwork! [The two finished each other’s sentences on this one.]
S: I never really aspired to be a musician per say, I really enjoyed playing music and writing songs, it was the first thing that I felt really excited about doing on my own. I never really intended on being a musician, or to support myself in that way.