Got a Girl

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Got a Girl
Got a Girl in 2015
Got a Girl in 2015
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresFrench pop, hip-hop, trip hop, indie pop, jazz
Years active2012–present
LabelsBulk Recordings
MembersMary Elizabeth Winstead
Dan the Automator

Got a Girl is an American musical duo formed in 2012 consisting of singer Mary Elizabeth Winstead and music producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura. The band's first studio album, I Love You but I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, was released in 2014.


According to Exclaim!, Got a Girl originated in 2010, when the pair met at a cast dinner of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World which co-starred Winstead. Nakamura had contributed music to the film, and she approached him saying she was a fan. At the film's red carpet premiere, Nakamura asked Winstead if they could "make music together".[1]

Winstead and Nakamura worked together musically on Deltron 3030's album Event 2 (released 2013), which Nakamura produced and Winstead provided vocals for the songs "The Agony" and "Look Across the Sky".[2]

In May 2012, The Playlist reported that Winstead and Nakamura were working on a record.[3] Winstead had previously sung an a cappella cover of the song "Baby It's You" by the Shirelles for the 2007 film Death Proof,[4] and co-wrote and recorded a demo with music producer Thai Long Ly.[5] Winstead and Dan had also performed an original song at the SXSW in March 2013.

On July 22, 2014, the duo released I Love You but I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now on Bulk Recordings.[6]

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".[7][8]




  • "You and Me (Board Mix)" (2013)
  • "I'm Down" (2013)
  • "Did We Live Too Fast?" (2014)
  • "There's a Revolution" (2014)


  1. ^ "Dan the Automator and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Announce Debut Album as Got a Girl".
  2. ^ "Deltron 3030 Talk New Solo Projects Involving Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jon Spencer, Ladybug Mecca and Mike Patton".
  3. ^ Oliver Lyttelton (23 May 2012). "'Scott Pilgrim' Star Mary Elizabeth Winstead Working On A – The Playlist". The Playlist. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Mary Elizabeth Winstead Exclusive Interview (Part 1 of 2)". Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  5. ^ ""Warmth Of Him" by Mary Elizabeth Winstead". Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved 2011-08-23.
  6. ^ "I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now by Got a Girl". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Got a Girl". The Owl Mag. Retrieved 2017-05-14.
  8. ^ "Live Review : Got A Girl @ Largo at the Coronet, Los Angeles 9/28/15". The Owl Mag. Retrieved 2017-05-14.

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