Considering that Beautiful Leopard's debut album was supposed to be released earlier this year, the title "How Long Will It Take?" is fitting. After a release on Germany's great Strange Ways label, several European tours, and a split 7" with Das Weeth Experience, Beautiful Leopard are set to release their excellent and melodic pop-rock in North America via Artoffact Records.
Beautiful Leopard lands somewhere in the realm of traditional post rock and slow country, a place which reminds us of Mercury Rev, Guided By Voices, even at times of Johnny Cash singing for Do Make Say Think. There's a bit of Pavement in there, a bit of Stars, too. Psychedelic organ contrasts with a lonely, melancholic voice, only to be patiently put to bed with a crying guitar. Guest appearances of cello, trombone and accordion contribute to a fully rounded album that never disappoints.