Got a Girl
Nakamura and Winstead during an interview.
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Genres||French pop, hip-hop, trip hop, indie pop, jazz|
|Members||Mary Elizabeth Winstead|
Dan the Automator
Got a Girl is an American musical duo consisting of actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and music producer Dan the Automator that formed in 2012. The band's first studio album, I Love You but I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now was released in 2014.
Winstead and Nakamura (Dan the Automator) have previously worked together on Deltron 3030's album Event 2, which Nakamura produced and Winstead provided vocals for the songs "The Agony" and "Look Across the Sky". Nakamura had also written songs for the soundtrack of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which Winstead starred in.
According to Exclaim!, Got a Girl originated in 2010, when the pair met at a cast dinner of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Winstead approached Nakamura saying she was a fan. At the film's red carpet premiere, Nakamura asked Winstead if they could "make music together".
In May 2012, The Playlist reported that Winstead and Nakamura were working on a record. Winstead had previously sung an a cappella cover of the song "Baby It's You" by The Shirelles for the 2007 film Grindhouse, and co-wrote and recorded a demo with music producer Thai Long Ly. Winstead and Dan had also performed an original song at the SXSW in March 2013.
In September 2015, they embarked on a four-city tour of Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles, where they played their entire album live, including a cover of Handsome Boy Modeling School's "I've Been Thinking."