Adam Green ticks all the right boxes - tipped in some quarters as the 'new Beck', lauded by the likes of The Strokes and a strange, original sound with some of the most bizarre lyrics you'll hear anywhere. So why is still pretty much an unknown quantity?
Carolina is from the rather wearying Gemstones album and pretty much sums up that record in about three minutes - great in parts, infuriatingly banal in others. At first listen it's a rather annoying novelty song filled with nob jokes ("there's her hand now on the cock sock/filled with white tears from the thrift store") all set to a tune you'll either fall in love with or instantly despise.
Yet, when looked at deeper, it's actually about coming to terms with the loss of a baby as lines such as "flying high on birth control/she knows rejections in her bones" would indicate. But it's the fact that Green rhymes 'Carolina' with 'vagina' that most people will remember this song for. And that's something of a shame.