milo to release the inauspiciously titled budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies in September on his Ruby Yacht label

milo to release the inauspiciously titled budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies in September on his Ruby Yacht label
Photo: Alexander Kollman

I don’t generally feel much jealousy towards the youth — I’m fine with my (advanced) age right now, thank you very much. But no one is immune from getting a little envy-eyed checking out the career moves of milo (a.k.a. Rory Ferreira, or the stylized lowercased milo, as he prefers). At 26, it’s not like milo is that young; but with that talent — plus what he has accomplished as a rapsmith and the uncompromising cottage industry he has built — well, it’s enough to throw anyone into a right resentful tizzy, from old masters to genius fetuses.

The indefatigable milo will release budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies on September 21 on his own Ruby Yacht label, and it is yet another supremely assured and meticulously crafted “contemporary rhythm and poetry album.” Whether rhyme schemed or blank versed, milo loves words, so the album contains the sustained song sentences “Thinking While Eating a Handful of Almonds,” “Deposition Regarding the Green Horse for Rap,” and “The Esteemed Saboteur Reggie Baylor Hosts an Evening at the Scallops Hotel.” The first single, however, is the single-celled “Stet,” and it can be heard in all its wordy glory here and below.

budding ornithologists … was produced by Kenny Segal, Ol’ Burger Beats, scallops hotel (milo), mt marcy, Randal Bravery, Steel Tipped Dove, and Q the Sun. You can pre-order it right here. You can also spend the rest of your day reading milo’s complete tracklisting and tour dates below. Good luck.



budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies complete and intact, exhaustive and uncondensed, whole-hogged and enchilada’d tracklist:

01. Mythbuilding Exercise No.9
02. Tiptoe
03. Nominy
04. Pure Scientific Intelligence (quantum)
05. Failing the Stress Test (iguessillbeheadingthen)
06. Mid Answer Trying to Remember What the Question Is
07. Lowcoup
08. Aubergine Cloak
09. Galahad in Goosedown (fiat lustitia Et Pereat Mundus)
10. Deposition Regarding the Green Horse for Rap
11. Romulan Ale
12. Thinking While Eating a Handful of Almonds
13. Stet
14. The Esteemed Saboteur Reggie Baylor Hosts an Evening at the Scallops Hotel
15. Sanssouci Palace (4 Years Later)

milo (rapsmith) and the ruby yacht house band in conjunction with oliver booking co. present the green horse for rap (a touring jubilee concept) with support by Kenny Segal (a.k.a. milo tour dates):

10.03.18 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
10.04.18 - Biddeford, ME - Soulfolks Records
10.05.18 - New Haven, CT - State House
10.06.18 - Cambridge, MA - Sonia
10.07.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
10.09.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Kungfu Necktie
10.10.18 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
10.11.18 - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House
10.12.18 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10.13.18 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
10.14.18 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub
10.16.18 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5

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