13 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Anyone who's succumbed to Fleet Foxes' magical vocal harmonies may also fall for the Los Angeles folk-pop quintet Milo Greene. This band similarly switches up instruments from song to song while singing in gorgeous three- (and sometimes four-) part harmonies. At the epicenter of these heavenly voices is multi-instrumentalist and chanteuse Marlana Sheetz. “What’s the Matter” opens with her singing like an American Christine McVie over rustic baroque pop. Ample use of reverb makes the following “Orpheus” resonate with a haunting beauty, before the summery “Don’t You Give Up on Me” plays like Fleetwood Sparks (i.e., a perfect balance of Fleetwood Mac and Beachwood Sparks). The band treads close to Graceland-era Paul Simon (albeit with a heavy indie slant) in the harmonious and percussive “Perfectly Aligned,” where Sheetz lets her demure vocals break with a palpable heartache in the song’s more sublime moments. The band’s penchant for rambling like bona fide folkies is most evident in the catchy “1957,” while “Silent Way” plays like country shoegazing with its towering walls of traditional tones and layered singing.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Anyone who's succumbed to Fleet Foxes' magical vocal harmonies may also fall for the Los Angeles folk-pop quintet Milo Greene. This band similarly switches up instruments from song to song while singing in gorgeous three- (and sometimes four-) part harmonies. At the epicenter of these heavenly voices is multi-instrumentalist and chanteuse Marlana Sheetz. “What’s the Matter” opens with her singing like an American Christine McVie over rustic baroque pop. Ample use of reverb makes the following “Orpheus” resonate with a haunting beauty, before the summery “Don’t You Give Up on Me” plays like Fleetwood Sparks (i.e., a perfect balance of Fleetwood Mac and Beachwood Sparks). The band treads close to Graceland-era Paul Simon (albeit with a heavy indie slant) in the harmonious and percussive “Perfectly Aligned,” where Sheetz lets her demure vocals break with a palpable heartache in the song’s more sublime moments. The band’s penchant for rambling like bona fide folkies is most evident in the catchy “1957,” while “Silent Way” plays like country shoegazing with its towering walls of traditional tones and layered singing.

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About Milo Greene

A folk-pop ensemble from Los Angeles, California, the five-member Milo Greene are largely centered around vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Marlana Sheetz, although the bandmembers share lead and background vocals, and often switch instruments from song to song. Formed in Northern California around 2009, the group originally featured Sheetz, Robbie Arnett, and Andrew Heringer. After relocating to Los Angeles, the trio added singer/multi-instrumentalist Graham Fink and percussionist Curtis Marrero. Milo Greene released their self-titled debut album in 2012. In 2015, they returned with their sophomore full-length album, the synth-heavy, '80s new wave- and R&B-influenced Control. ~ Matt Collar

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