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Date: August 5, 2012 at 10:52 am- by BToneVibes- Posted in 2012 POSTS, August 2012 and tagged folk, indie, Milo Green, rock- Comment(s): 0
Check out the Debut album from Milo Greene
“Silent Way” was featured in the July Mixtape.
This one’s going to be a Top 10 release of 2012 to me.
Milo Greene could be mistaken for sounding like a one-man act, but in fact, consists of a band of five: Marlana Sheetz, Andrew Heringer, Robbie Arnett, Graham Fink and Curtis Marrero. But then, where does the name Milo Greene came from? In college days, friends Andrew, Marlana and Robbie didn’t have a manager for their individual projects. So, why not create one? Then, “Milo Greene” was virtually born to represent them. When the crew started working together in 2009, they decided it would be proper to pay a tribute to the fake manager, so they formed the band and named it after him, later to be joined by Graham and Curtis. And it fits very well having the figure of Milo to center on, as there’s no lead singer in the band. Each individual takes a part to make what Milo Greene is: a unity.
The group, from California, usually sought isolated places on the West Coast for inspiration. For recording their self-titled debut album – which is really freshly released (July 17th by Chop Shop/Atlantic Records) – they have kept the vibe: the recording sessions with co-producer Ryan Hadlock (who had worked with Ra Ra Riot, Blonde Redhead, The Gossip and The Lumineers) took place in an old barn converted in studio. And this isolation for making music sure reflects a lot in their sounds. Their debut is a whole piece, in the sense that all songs go in the same groove, making a closed cycle. But this doesn’t mean that the album is monotonous; it means it tells a history, which anybody can set their own to. For me, and I believe for some other folks too, it’s something like the sweet escapism to the woods, and while listening, being able to project yourself to some peaceful lands, even though in reality you are surrounded by a concrete jungle. About this roundness of the album, it’s cool to point out that the group is working on a film project that compile all songs, well, the entire album as a movie. It sounds amazing and there’s already a trailer for the film. (VIA LBYB)