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Armed with nothing more than a guitar and a drum machine, Colleen Green's gritty, sweet, irrepressibly fun tunes nod to girl-dominated indie pop acts (Helen Love, the All Girl Summer Fun Band, and Cub are all good touchstones), the Ramones (one of her early tracks was called "I Wanna Be Degraded"), and pop-punk acts like blink-182 (the blogosphere raved about her cover of "M&Ms"); Green, not at all shy about her drug use, would go on to characterize her style of music as "stoner pop." A Massachusetts native, Green moved to Oakland, California in 2008 with a handful of close friends. Once there, Green and her friends formed the Full House House, a live music venue run out of their living room. Green also began working on her own recordings, self-releasing a CD-R EP, 4 Loko 2 Kayla (a reference to her housemate and friend Kayla), and a cassette tape, Milo Goes to Compton, in 2010. The releases made waves among indie music bloggers, and Green was picked up by Hardly Art Records before the year was out. Her debut single on that label, Green One (with cover art featuring Kayla and Colleen), was released in early 2011. The Cujo single followed later that year, then in 2012, Art Fag re-released Milo on LP. Her debut full-length album, Sock It to Me, was released in early 2013 by Hardly Art. For her next album Green embarked to a studio in Nashville with JEFF the Brotherhood's Jake Orrall producing. 2015's I Want to Grow Up also featured Orrall on guitar and Diarrhea Planet's Casey Weissbuch on drums. ~ Margaret Reges, Rovi