Album: Through the Chaos and Clatter
Artist: Good Morning Milo
Home Town: San Diego, CA
Recommended if you like: Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Second Hand Serenade, or Paramore.
Imagine Fall Out Boy and Panic at the Disco having a baby that could play the guitar better and you’ll have Good Morning Milo. Their full-length album Through the Chaos and Clatter is a great mixture of poppy over-the-top vocals placed on the melodic layers that constitute the rest of the group.
Through the Chaos and Clatter is an album to be consumed whole, doing what any good art should do and move you to a different place than you were before. Songs like “Engaged”, “Settling”, and “Battle For The Nice Guy” give a nice poppy edge when placed with “Feel the Crash” and the other softer portions of the album. Just like the ups and downs of the waves that make up their music, Good Morning Milo employs great use of dynamics. The keyboardist Johnny contributes a lot to their overall sound and really glues the ups and downs together. “Win Her” has my vote for the strongest track; it’s catchy, energetic and got great guitar (one of those guitarists being female, Ren, which is always awesome to see).
If I had to place Good Morning Milo on a scale from one to punk, they would be leaning towards the pop side. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is up to you. Be it the harmonies, tones or even the topics addressed, Through the Chaos and Clatter is quite “radio friendly” but I would say fits right in as far as execution and quality.
The San Diego six piece can be found at http://www.facebook.com/goodmorningmilo and from the looks of how awesome they treat their fans, they’d love for you stop by and say “hey’. Their full length Through the Chaos and Clatter is available on iTunes (click to check it out).