Saturday, February 28, 2009

Week 40: "Anyone Else But You" by The Moldy Peaches

Last week I wrote about the song “Falling Slowly” which won the Academy Award for best song at the 2008 Oscars. This week’s song of the week is another flashback to last year’s Oscars. “Anyone Else But You” by the Moldy Peaches was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Juno, which earned a nomination for best film last year.

The Moldy Peaches are a DIY (Do It Yourself) two person band made up of Kimya Dawson and Adam Green. Their songs often include a formula of simple, sentimental, amateurish folk music that features silly and absurdist lyrics. Kimya’s voice is tremendously soft and innocent. In fact, the duo’s shy self-consciousness makes them quite endearing.

“Anyone Else But You” is a duet where Kimya and Adam trade verses. You can hear them perform the song here. You can hear Ellen Page and Michael Cera cover the song in the movie Juno here.