The Moldy Peaches was Adam Green and Kimya Dawson, masters of passive-aggressive pop. With mumbled singing and a lo-fi aesthetic that recalls Beat Happening, the resulting music is childish and sophisticated, untutored and innocent. The Moldy Peaches began when Green and Dawson ran into each other among the aisles at Mt. Kisco's Exile On Main Street record store. In 2001, The Moldy Peaches released its self-titled full-length. Released on the same day as the September 11th terrorist attacks, the timing couldn't have been worse. Especially as it featured the track NYC's Like A Graveyard containing the unfortunate couplet 'All the yuppies getting married/All the yuppies getting buried'. However, despite some puerile moments, there is real beauty and heartbreak to be found among The Moldy Peaches' self-consciously awkward tunes. The band broke up in 2004, but its story wasn't over. After its song Anyone Else But You was featured prominently in the 2007 teen comedy film Juno, it was cast in to the spotlight once more. Not wanting to disappoint, Dawson and Green regrouped for a spate of live shows and television appearances, before resuming solo careers.
Followers: Regina Spektor
Influenced By: Ween, Daniel Johnston, Young Marble Giants, Beat Happening...