The Blindfolded SeaMonkeys – “Lion In My Backyard”


A tripped-out, dynamic rock enthrallment shows throughout “Lion In My Backyard,” which represents the debut single from The Blindfolded SeaMonkeys, the Ohio-based project of Matt Denham. “There’s a lion in my backyard,” the vocals repeat alongside chirpy guitar hookiness. “And he’s coming for you.” The vocals’ shift from debonair scene-setting — that of a lion in the backyard! — into a contagious, ardent refrain builds into a riveting guitar solo, enveloping during the final minute. “This song is a ballad about my cat tripping, thinking he’s lion!” Denham explains; the experience is captured in fantastic, melodic form here.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

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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