Given the runaway success that greeted Local Natives' debut album a few years back, it was inevitable that a second wave of indie acts featuring vaguely tribal rhythms and heavy interlocking harmony vocals would soon follow. Among the best of them is Los Angeles quintet Milo Greene. Their self-titled debut album has a softer and more subdued feel, with the band's four vocalists/multi-instrumentalists constantly shifting roles to little effect in terms of changing the band's overall sound. A polished and poppy affair befitting its major-label backing, Milo Green's debut actually works best when it eschews tricky time signatures to serve up straightforward and minimalist balladry like "Wooden Antlers," which wisely shines the spotlight on the band's strongest vocal asset, lone female singer Marlana Sheetz. With Bahamas. 18+.
Sun., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2012