Leopard Tuesday – “Dog Door”


“Dog Door” impresses with an intriguing dream-pop sound. Angelic vocals lead the way, with occasional doses of spoken-word elegance. A bouncy synth backing accompanies the loopy arpeggio, amidst a Beach House-esque guitar tone. The track is from Leopard Tuesday, a project based out of Provo, Utah. An added robotic effect on the vocal presence, just after 02:30, adds an enjoyable dimension — one that intertwines dream-pop sentiments with synth-pop nostalgia, with stellar results.

One half of the duo elaborates on the track below:

Me and my wife Megan wrote this song together, and it was the first song I have self produced. It allowed me to take a less traditional song structure, and experiment with synthesizers and reverb more than I would ever have been able to at a professional studio. My wife’s voice sounds so angelic when she speaks on this song. At the time I recorded it, I didn’t have a bass guitar available, so I tuned my guitar to drop C, and ran it through the ladder filter on my Moog Grandmother, and a chorus pedal. The lyrics are a bit abstract, but are from the perspective of our cat Tuna, who ran away after we adopted a cat from the shelter.

“Dog Door” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Shoegaze / Post-Punk / Dream-Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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