Mar 06

Adam Green – All Hell Breaks Loose (Misfits Cover)


LISTEN & SHARE: Adam Green – “All Hell Breaks Loose”

LISTEN & SHARE: Adam Green – Engine Of Paradise LP
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Today Adam Green has shared a cover of The Misfit’s “All Hell Breaks Loose.” The rendition was premiered exclusively with Brooklyn Vegan.

Green spoke on the cover, “In The Misfits and in his glorious solo work, Danzig bridged punk and metal with the blue-eyed soul music of the mid-1960’s like The Righteous Brothers and The Walker Brothers.  I’d had an idea for a while to do a Scott Walker/ John Franz style production at punk speeds, and the Misfits song “All Hell Breaks Loose” seemed like the perfect vessel for the experiment.

The recording features the talents of producer Loren Humphrey who also played drums, James Richardson of MGMT (guitar, bass, piano, brass arrangement, brass), and Jesse Kotansky (string arrangement, strings)”

The cover comes just in time as Adam Green begins his North American tour this Sunday. The tour is named after his latest LP Engine of Paradise along with companion-piece graphic novel “War and Paradise.” The tour will take place in thirteen dates across the United States and Canada. More information below.

When talking about the LP Adam says:

“Engine of Paradise’ is some soil to plant yourself in. It’s a place to relax, like being in a movie theater, where the players are jewelers of melodic time.  My graphic novel, War and Paradise, is a companion to the album and available for FREE to download from, and hard copies are available to order through PioneerWorks.Org!”

For the companion piecer graphic novel, War and Paradise is a psychedelic war epic set in the colorful universe of his film “Adam Green’s Aladdin.” The graphic novel spins a satirical tale about the clash of humans with machines, the meeting of spirituality with singularity, and the bidirectional relationship between life and the afterlife.

U.S. Tour Dates

Sun, Mar 8 – Boston MA – Great Scott w/ Heart Bones
Mon, Mar 9 – Montreal QC – Bar Le Ritz 
Tue, Mar 10 – Toronto ON – The Horseshoe Tavern
Thu, Mar 12 – Cleveland OH – Mahall’s 
Fri, Mar 13 – Chicago IL – Schubas Tavern 
Sat, Mar 14 – St Paul MN – Turf Club 
Sun, Mar 15 – Moline IL – Rust Belt
Mon, Mar 16 – Detroit MI – Deluxx Fluxx 
Wed, Mar 25 – Los Angeles CA – Bootleg Theater
Thu, Mar 26 – San Diego CA – Soda Bar
Fri, Mar 27 – San Francisco CA – The Chapel 
Sat, Mar 28 – Portland OR – Star Theater
Sun, Mar 29 – Seattle WA – The Sunset 

Adam Green is an artistic polymath — a songwriter, filmmaker, visual artist, and poet. As part of New York’s downtown antifolk scene at the end of the nineties, Green made up one half of The Moldy Peaches, who later enjoyed mainstream success via the 2007 Grammy-winning Juno soundtrack. As a solo artist, Green has recorded 10 albums, many of which have become cult hits. His songs have been performed by artists as diverse as The Libertines, Carla Bruni, Kelly Willis, Dean & Britta, and Will Oldham. His 2005 record Gemstones went Gold in Europe.

Green’s paintings and sculptures have been the subject of exhibitions in America, Asia and Europe, including a 2016 solo-show at the prestigious Fondation Beyeler Museum in Basel, Switzerland. Green first combined his visual aesthetic, psychedelic writings and musical compositions in the The Wrong Ferarri (2010), the first feature film shot entirely on an iPhone. The “screwball tragedy” was described by Rolling Stone magazine as “Fellini on Ketamine” and went on to feature in the curriculum of NYU’s Tisch Film School.

His second feature film, Adam Green’s Aladdin (2016) — an immersive fantasy film starring Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Jack Dishel and Francesco Clemente and shot entirely on papier-mache sets — was described by as “the trippiest movie ever made,” while called Aladdin “a movie that belongs inside a museum.”  An instant cult hit, the movie was screened theatrically in a midnight movie context, at over a hundred of Green’s concerts around the world, as well as the Andy Warhol Museum in Philadelphia.

After first publishing a bilingual volume of his poetry with Suhrkamp Verlag, Green’s newest book War and Paradise is a graphic novel that combines his lyrical and visual vocabulary. The satirical war epic is about the clash of humans with machines, the meeting of spirituality with singularity, and the bidirectional relationship between life and the afterlife.  Green’s 10th solo album, Engine of Paradise, is a musical exploration of these same themes. Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, by Loren Humphrey, the forthcoming album reimagines the baroque orchestral style of his early 2000s era records and features performances by James Richardson (MGMT), Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) and Jonathan Rado (Foxygen).