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Milo Greene Dig The Uk Scene
posted on 12th December 2012
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The Act: MILO GREENE

The Record: 'MILO GREENE

The Format: COMPACT DISC & DOWNLOAD

The Label: fierce panda

The Release Date: JANUARY 21ST 2013

The Tracklisting: 1 WHATS THE MATTER; 2 ORPHEUS; 3 DONT YOU GIVE UP ON ME; 4 PERFECTLY ALIGNED; 5 SILENT WAY; 6 1957; 7 WOODEN ANTLERS; 8 TAKE A STEP; 9 MODDISON; 10 CUTTY LOVE; 11 SON MY SON; 12 POLAROID; 13 AUTUMN TREE

The Introductory Bit: MILO GREENE are five softpop dreamers from the West Coast of America. Milo Greene is their debut album. It features the singles Whats The Matter, released in November 2012 to a hushed tsunami of radio approval, and follow-up 45 1957 which is due out on February 28th. Nor are those songs out on their own: the likes of Son My Son, Dont You Give Up On Me, Perfectly Aligned and Cutty Love could cut the mustard on any FM playlist the globe over, such is Milo Greenes lusciously subtle (s)way with a sumptuous melody and a swooning boy / girl / boy / boy harmony.

Back in the United States of America MILO GREENE have quietly ‚ in every sense of the word ‚ been creating their own scene, making victorious appearances on Letterman and Jay Leno and touring with The Walkmen. The start of 2013 sees them hit the shores of Blighty for the first time, where they will be playing these shows here:

January 22nd: BRISTOL LOUISIANA
January 23rd: LONDON ST PANCRAS CHURCH
January 25th: MANCHESTER CASTLE HOTEL
January 26th: DUBLIN WHELANS
January 28th: GLASGOW KING TUTS
January 29th: LEEDS BRUDENELL
January 30th: BRIGHTON GREEN DOOR STORE

The Extended Truth, Of A Kind: Milo Greene is not real. However, the fictitious character that is Milo Greene is very much alive. His makers perceive him as an intellectual entrepreneur. In his poised and dignified manner, he keeps things close to his vest and lets everyone know who's boss. He is exactly the type of man you want to represent you in any business venture...and that is exactly why he was created.

In the DIY music world, having proper representation is key. Ergo, lacking an actual manager, college classmates Andrew Heringer, Robbie Arnett and Marlana Sheetz concocted a virtual one - Milo Greene - to promote their individual musical efforts. It wasn't until 2009 that the three began creating music together. While house sitting in the isolated Northern California foothills, the trio wrote and recorded a handful of songs. Seeking a name for their new venture, they thought it only natural to pay tribute to the fake manager / booking agent that had represented them throughout those college years: so they called themselves Milo Greene. Eventually Heringer and Sheetz moved to Southern California, where Arnett was living. There they added Graham Fink and Curtis Marrero. The newly-formed fivepiece made a habit of escaping to desolate West Coast locations - with a fire to build instead of a TV to watch and dogs to hush instead of an internet to surf - all of which inevitably brought a pastoral feel to their meticulously-planned music. Even when they upped the technological stakes for recording their debut album with co-producer Ryan Hadlock (Blonde Redhead, The Gossip, The Lumineers), those sessions took place at Bear Creek Studio, a converted circa-1900 barn in the countryside around Seattle.

Throw in the fact that four out of five members of the band were lead singers in previous bands and it's little wonder that Mile Greene come across as a decidedly humane group, or in their words, "A collection of voices that live and breathe simultaneously with the breadth of an omniscient, collective consciousness." In other words in a group of four ex-lead singers Milo Greene has no front person, no focal point. Rather, the Milo machine wields four-part harmonies over sprawling, percussive arrangements with hazy, half-tangible, fully yearning melodies. Lead-off single 'What's The Matter' is a prime example of their deceptively gentle sun-dappled dizziness but it fits perfectly into the 'Milo Greene' plot. The themes explored on their imminent debut album are timeless: a quest for permanence, a longing for virtue, a need for reciprocity in all that is good. These people are not Van Halen.

The fictitious Milo Greene, they muse, is British, and well-versed in art and history, with eclectic tastes in music. The kind of guy who wears a three-piece suit even when it's hot, and who has a record player in every room. Milo Greene (the band) think Milo Greene (the character) would be a big fan of Milo Greene (the album). Even if only because he's so very vain...
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