Milo Greene - Milo Greene
- By Rick Lane -
- Jan 18, 2013
The indie-folk quintet Milo Greene have landed in 2013 right on trend, bursting into the dream-pop scene with their eponymously titled debut album. One which is generously filled with a heady mixture of vibrancy and despair. The vocals are tight but still carry the necessary emotion to grip the listener, and without warning the whole album has washed over you like a wave.
The songs seamlessly meld together, with the occasional psychedelic instrumental keeping you in an unshakeable dream-like mind-set. You hear the clear influence of Fleetwood Mac in their sound, and with all members of the band musicians in their own right, it offers the chance to display a refreshing level of diversity between songs.
With the album essentially one long story in continuation, it follows a steady natural progression from the haunting opener 'What’s the Matter', all the way to its anguished conclusion in 'Autumn Trees'. It’s best consumed as a whole, so it can slip into the consciousness, rather than trying to pick through individual offering.
It may be a little too clean cut for some, while a few of the tracks feel too easily constructed for accessibility, but overall it’s a brilliant debut full of bubbling and delicate beauty.
Expect to hear the LA dreamers filling their airwaves this summer, alongside the likes of Haim as part of the dreamy LA whimsy folk pop onslaught. The foursome also head off on a UK tour this month, mark down as ones to watch.
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