Sure, it's atrractive - and nourishing in it's own traditional way - but The Skygreen Leopards at no point deviate from their template. And while this makes for a pretty strong and coherent aesthetic it’s hard not to conclude that they haven’t ultimately boxed themselves in, albeit it with the paraphernalia of a deeply romantic era.»
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it's been 8 years since the first skygreen leopards' record was released. since then the
boys have maintained their singular aesthetic while managing to dabble with faux-folk, avant garde pop, reverb-drenched lofi psychedelia, plastic country and blurry ballads. this latest effort finds them collaborating with jason quever (papercuts) to create a melancholy world overflowing with itinerant dandies, urban streets, suburban teens, and more girls' names than i care to count, all set to melodic shuffles featuring harmonies, frail piano, and romantic guitars. as always with the leopards the rhythms refuse to be bridled, the boys resist the urge to jam, and they won't ever learn to sing properly. this will frustrate the expectations of some. others will find a sweet shadowy hiding place in these songs - 3 minutes to hang out with girls who race horses, boys who never learned to dance, and a dirty uncle who steals your cigarettes.
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