ADAM GREEN: MINOR LOVE OUT IN THE U.S. FEBRUARY 16, 2010 ON FAT POSSUM

Newly signed to Fat Possum Records, Adam Green’s sixth studio album Minor Love will be released in the U.S. on February 16, 2010.

Minor Love reveals a more serious side of this prolific, truly original New York artist. Already recognized for his irreverent, idiosyncratic, charming, and sometimes-controversial songwriting (The New York Times called him “clever and ruthless” in reviewing his previous record, Sixes & Sevens), the new album spotlights Green’s talent with 14 folk-rock songs reminiscent of the ’60s and ’70s that redefine him as an artist. His warm baritone recalls Lou Reed or Leonard Cohen, and Green infuses the songs with a keen sense of tenderness and melancholic humor, making Minor Love his most personal, cohesive, and accomplished album. From the ruefully ruminative opener “Breaking Locks” to the grooving, velvety “Buddy Bradley,” the ’70s glam stomp of “What Makes Him Act So Bad” to the haunting “Cigarette Burns Forever” and “Boss Inside,” it’s clear why British magazine Artrocker recently described Minor Love as his “best work to date.”

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, in late spring with producer and friend Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newson, Little Joy), Green plays the majority of the instruments on Minor Love himself. Guest players include Rodrigo Amarante of Little Joy on guitar and Georgeson on bass.

Green has released five albums over the past seven years: Sixes & Sevens (Rough Trade, 2008), Jacket Full Of Danger (Rough Trade, 2006), Gemstones (Rough Trade, 2005), Friends Of Mine (Rough Trade, 2003), and Garfield (Rough Trade, 2002).

Track listing for Minor Love:

1. Breaking Locks
2. Give Them A Token
3. Buddy Bradley
4. Goblin
5. Bathing Birds
6. What Makes Him Act So Bad
7. Stadium Soul
8. Cigarette Burns Forever
9. Boss Inside
10. Castles and Tassels
11. Oh Shucks
12. Don’t Call Me Uncle
13. Lockout
14. You Blacken My Stay

Cover art is below.

Green is set to open for The Cribs on part of their January U.S. tour dates, and will also then travel to the UK and Europe on his own headlining tour. Full itinerary below.

Adam Green tour dates:

JAN. 31 LEEDS, GB COCKPIT
FEB. 1 MANCHESTER, GB CLUB ACADEMY
FEB. 3 CAMBRIDGE, GB JUNCTION
FEB. 4 LONDON, GB ELECTRIC BALLROOM
FEB. 5 BIRMINGHAM, GB ACADEMY 2
FEB. 6 BRIGHTON, GB CONCORDE 2
FEB. 8 LILLE, FR AERONEF
FEB. 9 BRUSSELS, BE AB BOX
FEB. 10 AMSTERDAM, NL PARADISO (Upstairs)
FEB. 11 AMSTERDAM, NL PARADISO (Upstairs)
FEB. 13 STOCKHOLM, SE STRAND
FEB. 14 OSLO, NO PARKEATREAT
FEB. 15 GOTHENBERG, SE PARKEN
FEB. 16 COPENHAGEN, DK LOPPEN
FEB. 18 HAMBURG, DE UEBEL & GEFANRLICH
FEB. 19 COLOGNE, DE GLORIA
FEB. 20 BERLIN, DE POSTBANHOF
FEB. 22 VIENNA, AT ARENA
FEB. 23 MUNICH, DE FREIHEIZ
FEB. 24 ZURICH, CH MASCOTTE
FEB. 25 LAUSANNE, CH DOCKS
FEB. 27 BOLOGNA, IT COVO
FEB. 28 MILAN, IT MAGNOLIA
MAR. 2 BARCELONA, ES RAZZMATAZZ
MAR. 3 MADRID, ES TBA
MAR. 4 LISBON, PT SANTIAGO ALQUIMISTA
MAR. 6 MARSEILLE, FR LE POSTE A GALENE
MAR. 8 PARIS, FR L’ALHAMBRA
* with The Cribs

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