Lots of musicians describe their sound as "cinematic" - particularly L.A. musicians, I imagine - but it's an apt enough description for Milo Greene's music, so long as you're not expecting something akin to the epic soundscapes of Mogwai or Sigur Ros.

Lots of musicians describe their sound as "cinematic" - particularly L.A. musicians, I imagine - but it's an apt enough description for Milo Greene's music, so long as you're not expecting something akin to the epic soundscapes of Mogwai or Sigur Ros.

Greene's melancholic folk-pop could certainly end up in a movie; it's primed to soundtrack moments of emotional discovery or arcs of romantic discord and reconciliation. The fact that he can deploy a banjo without sounding trite or trendy is testament to his knack for arrangements, but his most potent weapon is immaculate vocal harmonies. He's vanilla, but it's a rich, delicious vanilla.

He'll open for The Civil Wars this Thursday at the Lincoln.