The Skygreen Leopards
Just in time for the heat of summer, Skygreen Leopards swoop in with another gorgeous record that's basked in the green filtered light that shines through the trees. Gorgeous Johnny does seem to be the band's most "pop" record to date, running sun baked harmonies over their fullest and most verdant instrumentation yet. This sheen seems to be a bit of bleed over from Donovan Quinn's last solo record and his pop sensibilities mesh perfectly with Glenn's wistfully melancholy folk for a record that lays you gently into the grass while at the same time tugging a sense of ennui from your heart. And though you've probably never made love to a Jehovah's Witness in the shade of outstretched trees, you can roll the bittersweet lamentations on your tongue and make them your own. This record proves yet again that Quinn and Donaldson are sorely overlooked songwriters who tend to get lost amongst a throng of psych-folk revelry. Hopefully Gorgeous Johnny will let their golden tinged bliss out of the box for a few more souls.
[MP3] The Skygreen Leopards - Dixie Cups in the Dead Grass
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