Though the band has yet to release a proper album, Milo Greene has been busy nestling into the niche it made itself beside fellow Los Angeles psych/folkers Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and Local Natives. The quintet has already won over the hearts of many in its hometown of LA, and it’s on the right track to reel in the rest of the nation, having already toured with the Grammy award winning duo, The Civil Wars and performing at SXSW in Austin this past March.
But after playing in the shadow of larger acts, the indie darlings are set to embark on their first headlining North American tour, which begins on May 17 at Santa Barbara’s Soho and makes stops at Los Angeles’ famous Troubadour and New York’s Mercury Lounge. The group will also play this year’s Lollapalooza festival, as well as reconnect with The Civil Wars for two select shows in Utah and Colorado at the end of May.
Aside from the summer-long tour, the five-piece also announced that it will be releasing its anticipated debut record. The self-titled album was co-produced by Ryan Hadlock (Ra Ra Riot, Blonde Redhead, The Gossip) and was recorded at Bear Creek Studio, a converted barn outside of Seattle. Like the locale in which they were recorded, Milo Greene’s tracks emit a degree of humbleness, drenched in sincerity and beautiful melodies. The album includes the group’s first single, “1957,” an infectious folk-pop gem that has garnered the band a spot on Esquire’s list of “2012’s Artists to Watch” as well as ink from Entertainment Weekly. With all this hubbub already surrounding the indie troupe, I’m excited to see how much more it can harvest after this release and tour. Milo Greene is set for a July 17 release via Chop Shop/Atlantic Records. You can watch the band perform “1957” here.
Milo Greene - Upcoming Tour Dates
5/17 Santa Barbara, CA@ Soho
5/18 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
5/19 Phoenix, AZ@ The Rhythm Room
5/22 Denver, CO@ Larmier Lounge
5/23 Denver, CO@ Ogden Theater w/ The Civil Wars
5/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot w/The Civil Wars
6/23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
7/21 Atlanta, GA@ Drunken Unicorn
7/22 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
7/24 Washington, DC @ DC9
7/26 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
7/28 Boston, MA@ Middle East Upstairs
7/29 Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
7/31 Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe
8/1 Buffalo, NY@ Mohawk
8/3-5 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/7 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
8/8 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
8/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Additional dates to be announced.