Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Stream Skygreen Leopards' new album 'Family Crimes' via Pitchfork Advance

California psych-pop duo The Skygreen Leopards will release their new album Family Crimes next week (July 8) on Woodsist. The album is now available to stream in its entirety via Pitchfork Advance. Pre-order the album here.

The group will support Woods on tour this Summer, and is set to play both Woodsist Festival events in August. Other artists confirmed for the festival include Woods, Angel Olsen, Real Estate, Foxygen and more. Tickets to the festival can be purchased at the links below - 

Tour Dates:

07/18 San Francisco, CA - Amnesia ~ 
08/05 Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Library ***
08/12 Visalia, CA - Cellar Door  ***
08/14 San Diego, CA - Casbah  ***
08/16 Pioneertown, CA - Woodsist Festival @ Pappy & Harriet's ***
08/17 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom  ***

~ = w/ Papercuts
*** = w/ Woods

The SKYGREEN LEOPARDS have a new album called FAMILY CRIMES. This latest outing continues the Skygreen's tradition of skewed, sunshiney pop with lyrics that focus on the bummer parts of an eternal rock and roll summer. Donovan Quinn (NEW BUMS) and Glenn Donaldson sing and strum tales of real and imaginary lovers and friends or delivery impressionistic rants about losing love, getting high or feeling uncomfortable. They record and mix straight off a nice tape machine run by Jason Quever of PAPERCUTS (who also plays in the band sometimes along iwth Jasmyn Wong and Marcantonio) and resist the temptation to use digital erasers, preferring to leave in the mistakes and rough edges. Whether you've been following Skygreen Leopards since the psych CD-R boom, came on board after their gnarled country opus Disciples of California, or are a newcomer to the Skygreen's jangling world: FAMILY CRIMES is the perfect introduction to their patented brand of blemished pop. 
The Skygreen Leopards
Family Crimes
Release Date: July 8, 2014
2. Love is a Shadow
4. WWIII Style
5. Is it Love, Love, Love?
6. Reno Wedding
7. It's Not Love
8. Crying Green & Purple
9. Josephine
10. Mascara Priscilla
11. Selling T-Shirts
12. Garden Blue
13. Leave the Family Reprise
14. Suburban Bibles

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