Archive for the ‘Milo Greene’ Category

The end of the year marks a great opportunity for reflection. For a music enthusiast, it’s a perfect excuse to make a list of my top albums and songs of the year. This was relatively challenging for me. I tend to think and live very much in the moment. I get swept up in what’s going on around me right now. And for this exercise I had to abandon, for a second, what was playing in the moment, and reflect on what had been playing over the course of the past 12 months. I am not sure I entirely succeeded. But, alas, below I present to you my top 20 songs and top 11 albums of 2011!

Top 20 Songs of 2011

20. Long Days, Fast Years by Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers

19. Someone Like You by Adele

18. Another by The White Album

17. Kiss Quick by Matt Nathanson

16. If I Wanted Someone by Dawes

15. Eagle’s Nest by Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps

14. Café Lights by Hey Marseilles

13. Everything (Overture) by Chris Bathgate

12. Anyhow… by Tyler Lyle

11. The Nature of Our Kind by Vandaveer

10. We Will All Be Changed by Seryn

9. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

8. Down In The Valley by The Head and the Heart

7. Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars

6. New York by Blind Pilot

5. Old Pine by Ben Howard

4. Blackout by Pickwick

3. 1957 by Milo Greene

2. Beggar In The Morning by The Barr Brothers

1. Honey Jars by Bryan John Appleby


Top 11 Albums

11. Gift Horse by Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers

10. 21 by Adele

9. Ashes and Fire by Ryan Adams

8. Dig Down Deep by Vandaveer

7. The Golden Age & The Silver Girl by Tyler Lyle

6. The Barr Brothers by The Barr Brothers

5. Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars

4. Fire On The Vine by Bryan John Appleby

3. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

2. The Head and The Heart by The Head and The Heart

1. We Are The Tide by Blind Pilot


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Spotlight: MILO GREENE

This five-piece, LA-based group is, by all accounts, a band to look out for. Milo Greene is gearing up to release their debut album in the spring and I could not be more excited. The band—composed of Robbie Arnett, Andrew Heringer, Marlana Sheetz, Curtis Marrero and Graham Fink—released The Hello Sessions, a 4-song EP, in March 2011 and has spent the fall touring with The Civil Wars, Belle Brigade and Grouplove and generating a lot of buzz.

These folk rockers are reminiscent of The Local Natives in their invigorating, powerful four-part vocal harmonies. Full disclosure: I am a sucker for harmonies, especially those that blend male and female vocals. The band is a collective of songwriters, which shines through in their cohesive recordings and the sharp, almost effortless, execution of their songs.

The interns at NRP recently invited Milo Greene to the roof of their offices in Washington, D.C. to record the inaugural session of a new “Deskless Concert” series. The final product is incredible.



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