Lollapalooza 2012: Portraits and Backstage Photos
Milo Green performs an acoustic set at the Billboard tent backstage at Lollapalooza, Day 2 on August 4th, 2012 In Grant Park, Chicago.

Rising indie rock stars Milo Greene have created a buzz around themselves lately, with a TV debut on David Letterman, a tour with The Civil Wars and a Lollapalooza set after the now infamous Saturday "Storm-apalooza."

And the buzz is well deserved. The energetic live act stopped by Billboard's red couch during Lollapalooza to demonstate their vocal talents. The Los Angeles quintet's rich harmonies created an ethereal exprience as they played through their single "1957." Watch the performance, above.


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Milo Greene

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The hype surrounding Milo Greene comes not only from their musical chops, but also from the group's cunning. It explains how they got their name.

"Individually, we created a booking agent named Milo Greene, and he would book our respective bands, be our manager and call venues on our behalf so it wasn't just like 'Hey, I'm the singer in this band and will you let my band play?' When you have a British, monocle, three-piece suit guy calling 'Can I book this band? I'm Milo Greene!' People are going to take this call," the band told Billboard during their break from the music festival.

Their debut album also sports Milo Greene's moniker, and is making its mark on the Billboard charts. "Milo Greene" debuted at No. 1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart last week.

Milo Greene are keeping busy. During their month off, the group wrote, directed and produced a movie featuring their music, which their blog describes as "a 36 minute music video." Milo Greene will also be on a headlining tour throughout the fall.

Check out their interview with us below.

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

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