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    • Cyborg #1
      Cyborg returns to S.T.A.R. labs following his death and regeneration at the end of Convergence, and his debut issue is a mixed bag of sci-fi weirdness and mopey characterization. 
    • Premiere: Teen Daze - “Along” Video
      Though he's commonly thought of as a bedroom-confined artist, Teen Daze recorded his forthcoming Morning World LP in an actual studio, and even received some assistance from John Vanderslice and co-producer Simon Bridgefoot.
    • Gaz Coombes (Ex-Supergrass) Shares Video for “Matador (Da Capo)” - New Version of Song
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      In Wet Hot American Summer, Kevin Sussman played Steve, an eccentric, socially-stunted resident at Camp Firewood who appeared to have the ability to control the weather. 
    • Watch: Foals - “Mountain At My Gates” Spherical Virtual Reality Video
      Foals recently announced their new album, What Went Down (out August 28 via Warner Music). They previously shared the title track via its video and the audio for "Mountain At My Gates."
    • You’re Going to Make It EP
      When you've been a band for 15 years, there comes a time to look at your output and decide if it's worth it to keep going. Mates of State's new EP, You're Going to Make It, is the reassurance that comes just before that final quarter of a race.
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      Prinzhorn Dance School's albums never sound as labored as you'd think. Clay Class, the duo's previous release, found Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn spending 260 consecutive days in the studio without ever once leaving, per their own testimony.
    • Premiere: Innercity Ensemble Mixtape (OFF Festival Edition)
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    • New Order Shares “Restless,” First Single From Forthcoming New Album
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    • Next Wave #647 - HÆLOS July 29, 2015
      Spectral, emotive electronics...Sometimes things just work. Arthur Delaney, Lotti Benardout and Dom Goldsmith have made music separately for years, but when they first stepped into the studio together the trio could feel that something was, somehow, innately different to what they'd done before. HAELOS was born. “It felt really natural,” explains Arthur […]
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    • Premiere: This Is Head - 'Beginning' July 29, 2015
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    • GEOFF TATE’S OPERATION: MINDCRIME RELEASE VIDEO FOR “RE-INVENTING THE FUTURE” July 29, 2015
      Operation: Mindcrime – the band fronted by former Queensryche man Geoff Tate – have launched a video for their track Re-Inventing The Future. Watch it below. The Key is scheduled for release on September 18th through Frontiers Music Srl. To read more about this release and to view a track listing, please click here.
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    • JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES STARTING IN OCTOBER, MASTODON TO SUPPORT July 27, 2015
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Best Albums of 2012: Milo Greene ‘Milo Greene’

Posted by falconi5 on July 17, 2012


review from ap via yahoo

“Milo Greene,” Milo Greene (Chop Shop/Atlantic)

Somewhere in the isolated foothills of northern California, there must be something magical in the water. How else to explain the musical culmination of a house-sitting stint that took three college classmates and turned them into Milo Greene, a very new and very good band with a self-titled debut album?

To be clear, there is no man named Milo Greene — it was merely a device concocted in the band’s early days to make it appear as though they had a manager. They’re hardly faking it on this album, “Milo Greene,” a tapestry of richly reverbed guitar, inventive drum work and something sorely missing amid today’s morass of arrange-by-numbers rock music — a beautifully delivered concept.

That concept is to present their music absent of the disturbances of a frenetic society that closes in from all sides. They admittedly aimed for a pastoral feel and it shows on wind-swept tracks like “What’s The Matter” and “Perfectly Aligned.”

Milo Greene, now a five-piece outfit, is often carried here by lush vocals from Marlana Sheetz. She hits each note on “Son My Son” with perfect pitch, yet with just enough throaty delivery to keep the lyrics alive and seeping with emotion.

Some songs have a jazz cadence, while others are tinged with bluegrass. Each approach carries with it something contemplative about isolation amid bustle. “Milo Greene” is about as impressive a debut album you can have for music of this flavour.

CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: The band saves the best for last with the final track, “Autumn Tree.” The harmonies are full and focused and the melody swells as the song goes on. For a band that didn’t exist four years ago, they sound like they’ve been singing this forever.

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