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Album Preview: Adam Green & Binki Shapiro


I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of Adam Green and Binki Shapiro‘s self-titled debut. The album’s first two singles “Here I Am” and “Collage” have served to thoroughly whet my appetite. The album became available for pre-order today via Rounder Records. Deluxe editions include a hand-numbered, limited edition (1/200) print designed by the artists and a matching t-shirt. Watch a short video that features Shapiro & Green waxing poetic about their creative process below. The album drops on January 29.

Written by Rob Peoni


Fresh Track: Adam Green & Binki Shapiro “Collage”

Last month, we featured “Here I Am” the debut single from Adam Green and Binki Shapiro‘s forthcoming self-titled LP. “Here I Am” was the type of gorgeous bedroom folk that falls neatly within any rational expectations for an album from the co-founder of The Moldy Peaches and the indie songstress/heartthrob. Yesterday, the duo dropped “Collage” – a track that shatters and exceeds any and all expectations affirmed by “Here I Am.”

On “Collage,” Green and Shapiro wrap a restrained pop melody around bold horn charts, perfectly placed strings and an undercurrent of polyrhythms. The track culminates in a cacophony of distortion and dissonance between the strings and horns, reminding listeners that the two big D’s that have come define the indie sound have their origins in work by modern composers like Liszt and Schoenberg. Green and Shapiro use color to coat their lyrical canvas: “Blue for the blue I feel when I’m feeling down…”, “Green for the eyes…”, “Red for the light / Gotta stop this thing / Find a song to sing that has everything / That I meant to say…”.

Collage” is a jam that legitimizes my excitement over this record. Green and Shapiro’s self-titled debut will be released on January 29. Pre-order your copy of the LP via Amazon. Listen to “Collage” here:

Written by Rob Peoni


Fresh Track: Adam Green & Binki Shapiro “Here I Am”

Yesterday, Adam Green and Binki Shapiro dropped the debut single from their forthcoming collaborative LP. Though this is their debut effort as a duo Shapiro and Green should not be strangers to indie pop aficionados. Green rose to notoriety as one-half of the band Moldy Peaches, before embarking on a successful solo career. Shapiro first gained prominence through her video work with Beck on his 2006 album The Information, before lending her dreamy vocals to Fab Moretti’s 2008 Strokes’ spinoff Little Joy.

The layered vocals and deceptively simple pop arrangement found on “Here I Am” are beautifully crafted. I am encouraged by the fact that Shapiro has reunited with Little Joy producer Noah Georgeson on the release. Listen to the track below, and grab a free download via TopSpin. NYC fans can catch a performance at Le Poisson Rouge on November 5. In the meantime, let’s exhale a collective indie-rock swoon in honor of Binki’s return.

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Written by Rob Peoni