7 Jun 2010, 18:02 by theyshootmusicWhat a day! It all began with The Album Leaf almost getting stuck in Prague due to a disappeared instrument. When the San-Diego-based band finally left for Vienna, it was already hopelessly late to meet us in time for the scheduled afternoon session, with the rest of the day being packed with interviews, soundcheck and other duties. Never mind, we thought, there would be time right after the show. We knew that singer Jimmy LaValle and the band would be into the idea. Two years ago we had done a session with his Album-Leaf-bandmate and guitarist Drew Andrews, violinist Matt Resovich and visualist Andrew Pates, who toured Europe as From The Shade. Both the session and the after-show-party in the tiny backstage room at Chelsea are easily among the greatest memories since we started TSMDT. This time, the band was equally relaxed but everything turned out slightly more complicated. After the show, some talking, drinking and loading the van, we decided to accompany The Album Leaf to their hotel…
1 Mar 2010, 04:31 by esc4p1stThe last time I saw The Album Leaf perform, a little over seven years ago at China Teatern in Stockholm, Jimmy LaValle had the honor of opening for the otherworldly Sigur Rós. Unknown to me up until a few days before the concert and overshadowed by the excellence of the headliners, he didn't make the strongest impression in the live setting then, but nevertheless went on to provide the soundtrack for many of my college cram sessions, either with his old band Tristeza or with this, his long-lived solo project. Later during that tour, he performed at La Riviera here in Madrid, his last appearance in the city before Friday's concert at La Boîte, a far smaller and more intimate venue, much better suited to the band's ambient brand of indie rock.
To the disappointment of many, Belgian indietronica act The Go Find will not join The Album Leaf's European tour until Wednesday's show in Milan, leaving the Iberian dates of the tour without an opening act. Instead, Jimmy had to rely on his four-man live band to vitalize the audience. …
23 Oct 2007, 01:03 by emeche07good listening in march 2007
Wherever I Go
First Day of My Life
Some Red Handed Slight of Hand
I Guess This Makes Me The Liar
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 2
Here In Your Arms
Rise Up With Fists!!
I Believe In Ghosts
Gone Gone Gone
What Ever Happened?
What It Was Will Never Again
C'est La Vie
24 Sep 2006, 19:35 by meglocrush