Los Angeles-based quintet Milo Greene, which recently signed to Chop Shop/Atlantic Records, will launch a West Coast headlining run at The Roost in Bellingham WA on February 7. The band will be joined on the road by special guest Family of the Year. Following these dates, Milo Greene will begin a three-week Los Angeles residency – with free admission – at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland). See below for upcoming dates.
The band, which toured with The Civil Wars, Grouplove and Belle Brigade in 2011, just finished recording its debut album at Bear Creek Studio near Seattle. The as-yet-untitled album, which the members of Milo Greene co-produced with Ryan Hadlock (Ra Ra Riot, Blonde Redhead, The Gossip), will be released in Spring of 2012, coinciding with the launch of an extensive U.S. tour that will include a stop at SXSW.
“The music of the new L.A. quintet blends two-, three- and four-part harmonies, serpentine folk-pop melodies and agitated beats into songs that rejoice a little, ache a little and leave sepia-toned images in your head when they’re through,” said Buzzbands.la while NPR noted: “Milo Greene makes folk-tinged music with perfectly blended male-female harmonies, but they marry that sound with thunderous live drums and infectious sing along choruses.”
The band’s first single, “1957,” was released as a limited edition white vinyl 7″ backed with “Silent Way.” The song was featured as part of Entertainment Weekly’s “Single Swap,” recommending the song to anybody who likes Mumford & Sons “Little Lion Man.” Check that out here:
Milo Greene were also recently given the honor of being named one of NPR’s best new bands from 2011 as part of their “Music We Missed in 2011” post, which you can see at the link below:
Band members Robbie Arnett, Andrew Heringer and Marlana Sheetz met in college, where they created a character named Milo Greene, sending out emails in his name to promote their creative endeavors. After graduation, Heringer and Sheetz moved to the San Francisco area for a time. Despite the distance, they began demoing songs with Arnett. As the songs came together, Curtis Marrero, who had played with Arnett in Links, and Graham Fink (formerly of the Outline) were enticed to join and the quartet took the name Milo Greene.
Milo Greene Tour Dates
Feb 7 – Bellingham, WA @ The Roost
Feb 8 – Seattle, WA @ The High Dive
Feb 9 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
Feb 10 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
Feb 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall
Feb 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
Feb 15 – San Diego, CA @ The Loft at UCSD
Feb 16 – Stockton, CA @ University of the Pacific
Feb 17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters
Feb 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
Feb 24 – Monterey, CA @ CSU Monterey
Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite