Podcast with Robbie Arnett of Milo Greene, Los Angeles band on the rise, playing Growler’s on Sunday
Milo Greene, a Los Angeles-based Americana/dream-pop band, is getting hot these days. But at least one of its gigs was cold. Very cold.
The gig in question was an appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman.” Anyone who watches the show has surely heard one guest or another remark on the Ed Sullivan Studio’s frigidity. When Milo Greene arrived for its designated 3 a.m. load-in before the July 25 appearance, it learned just how cold.
Band co-founder Robbie Arnett said in a phone call last week that it was about 40 degrees in the studio.
“You could see your breath,” Arnett said. “We had to tune our guitars a lot because of the cold.”
But, he said, the band got used to the situation and “let it go.”
Milo Greene plays on Sunday at Growler’s, part of a three-band bill also featuring Honor By August and Madrone. On Saturday, Milo Greene and Honor by August play a J.J. Redick Foundation event. According to my colleague Mark Berman, Milo Greene is one of Redick’s favorite bands. Interesting trivia: Redick’s brother, David, is Honor By August’s booking agent, and the band recently shot a music video for its upcoming single, “Something Real,” in downtown Roanoke.
On this podcast with Arnett, we discuss the band’s music, its origins (Milo Greene was a name Arnett and band co-founder Andrew Heringer made up to act as their “agent” or “manager”), its recent opening slots for The Civil Wars and more. We stream music from the band’s self-titled CD — “1957″ and “Perfectly Aligned.”