Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Skygreen Leopards share video for "Crying Green & Purple," add tour dates

Photo by Jason Quever

California psych-pop duo The Skygreen Leopards share the video for "Crying Green & Purple," a standout track from their recently released album Family Crimes on Woodsist. Watch the video on Vimeo.

The group extends their Summer tour with shows in Minneapolis, Chicago and New York. The first leg of the tour has the band supporting Woods. Full tour dates listed below - 

Tour Dates:

08/14 San Diego, CA - Casbah *
08/15 Los Angeles, CA - Echo Park Rising Fest *
08/16 Pioneertown, CA - Woodsist Festival Pioneertown *
08/17 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
09/13 Deerfield, WI - Yardfest
09/14 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry at First Avenue #
09/15 Chicago, IL - Hideout
09/18 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right

* = w/ Woods
# = w/ Papercuts

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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