Video: Milo Greene – “1957”

Is this the band that all the Mumford & Sons and The Civil Wars fans will be talking about by the end of summer? Certain tastemakers seem to think so and if this song is any indication as to what the band’s full length (due in July) sounds like, it’s very possible that 2012 is the year of Milo Greene.

College kids and minivan driving soccer moms (of which my wife is one) eat up this kind of music, stuff that you don’t hear on the “pop” stations but a far cry from the “alternative rock” of my college days (early ’90s). The pretty male/female vocals, the jangly interplay between acoustic and electric guitars and the strong close (at least on “1957”, which sounds nothing like a song from that year) make Milo Greene instantly appealing and worthy of keeping your eyes and ears on.

The band spent part of 2011 opening for The Civil Wars and will embark on their own headlining tour starting in May with a couple of Civil Wars support dates and an appearance at Lollapalooza thrown in for good measure:

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

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