Listen to music from The Skygreen Leopards like Marching Band, Leave The Family & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Skygreen Leopards. The Skygreen Leopards (Glenn Donaldson and Donovan Quinn) are a magical psych-pop band from San Francisco, exploring unique perspective and clever wording atop well constructed and whimsical music.
This particular Johnny is also the Skygreen Leopards' Johnny, for which a good deal of their sixth proper full-length Gorgeous Johnny is about, either in body or spirit. But don't blame the man (or myth, for that matter: Johnny's name appears as much as Jehovah's, a longstanding Leopards' reference and centerpiece) for either the mild successes or countless missteps presented here; it is, for the most part, the final shake of a fruitless branch. The Leopards certainly have enjoyed a solid streak since teaming up in 2001. Take for example album highlight "Goodnight Anna", an extremely well-crafted, simple song that is sadly rehashed and reevaluated about 12 times too many over the course of the album. It sits dead in the middle, falsely redefining the first five cuts as building blocks and ignoring any chance to eventually one-up "Anna"'s foamy whispers and mournful twangs as the album moves along.
The Skygreen Leopards have trod this path before, coloring their avant-garde pop songs with banjos, homespun percussion, rickety harmonies, and other elements of folk music. Like the albums that preceded it, Gorgeous Johnny is similarly earthy and sepia-toned, but its 13 tracks also hint at the band's maturing ability to write a concise, clear-cut hook. Where mood once reigned supreme, melody now resides, sharing equal space with the lo-fi polish that coats all Skygreen albums.
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Album · 2009 · 13 Songs. More By The Skygreen Leopards. See All. One Thousand Bird Ceremony (Out of Print).
LP (12" album, 33 rpm). The Skygreen Leopards Format: Vinyl. The first new album in three years by this San Francisco group finds them in peak form. RIYL: Vetiver, Fleet Foxes, The Papercuts. LP contains a digital download coupon for free MP3s of the full album. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample)