It’s been a great summer for Los Angeles quintet, Milo Greene. Not only have they just released their self-titled debut album, but they’ve been spending the season’s hot, sunny days all across America with a full-fledged tour. Next week, they’ll stop by Chicago for the highly anticipated Lollapalooza, where they’ll crack open Saturday with an early noon set.
Recently, Consequence of Sound caught up with the band and asked them to put together a unique playlist. They took that challenge to heart and created one ’90s-influenced mixtape, titled, “Turn Off the AC Slater: 90’s Jams Heat Up the Milo Greene Van.” Tune in to Spotify and read their notes below.
2pac – “California Love”
“We are all California natives. If thats not explanation enough…
Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
My 90’s idol!
Sade – “No Ordinary Love”
So silky. So smooth.
Jeff Buckley – “Last Goodbye”
There are few albums and performers that give me chills even after hundreds of listens. I revisit Grace every few months and it never fails to melt me into a puddle of sentimentality.
TLC – “Creep”
Even though you’re locked up in a van, you never need an excuse to be crazy, sexy or cool.
Radiohead – “Electioneering”
Haunting, rocking, and a heavy helping of cowbell.
Smashing Pumpkins – “Bodies”
Used to blast this while driving home late at night on the back roads in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Perfect angsty jam for a teen with the new found freedom of a drivers license.
Outkast – “Jazzy Belle”
Suburban kids taking it to da streetz.
Nortorious B.I.G. – “Mo Money Mo Problems”
One of the hottest hip-hop tracks of the 90’s. Takes me back!
En Vogue – “Don’t Let Go”
This song gets me belting every time – so much so that I just decided to find a karaoke bar ASAP on this tour.
Whiskeytown – “16 Days”
I’m such a sucker for a good alt country song and anything involving Ryan Adams.
Primitive Radio Gods – “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand”
I love this song. Great droning groove and pulls on the heart strings. Campaigning for us to cover this big time.