The Album Leaf stream new LP ‘Between Waves’

The Album Leaf stream new LP 'Between Waves'. The full-length comes out today on Relapse Records.

Twenty years into a career that has seen Jimmy LaValle exercising his creativity across the realms of film scoring, sound collage, and rock music, via instrumental and vocal-driven compositions alike, LaValle & THE ALBUM LEAF’s newly solidified lineup are poised to deliver with 2016’s Between Waves. Between Waves is set for release on August 26, 2016 via Relapse Records. The full-length is now available to stream.

THE ALBUM LEAF haмуs been making their mark as soft-spoken innovators steadily and surely since 1999. One year after forming the influential San Diego group Tristeza, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle founded THE ALBUM LEAF, a solo studio project turned full-fledged live band. The diversity of THE ALBUM LEAF can be compared to everything from German Ambient/Pysch bands like Can, Cluster and Harmonia to traditional mariachi music, electronic music and Brian Eno.

Over time, THE ALBUM LEAF (now based in Los Angeles) has grown from a side endeavor to LaValle’s main focus. The project’s first releases, An Orchestrated Rise To Fall (1999) and One Day I’ll Be On Time (2001), intertwined field recordings, Rhodes piano, and a nuanced treatment of texture with mature songwriting and dense, evocative atmospheres.

Following a European and a second US tour with Sigur Rós, LaValle left Tristeza to devote his full attention to THE ALBUM LEAF, and soon produced the releases Seal Beach (2003, Acuarela discos) and In A Safe Place (2004, Sub Pop / City Slang). Since then, THE ALBUM LEAF’s influence has continued to grow. LaValle has released two more full-lengths as well as tens of other releases ranging from soundtracks to collaborations with artists such as Bright Eyes & Mark Kozelek.

THE ALBUM LEAF
Between Waves
Tracklisting:

1. False Dawn
2. Glimmering Lights
3. New Soul
4. Back to the Start
5. Wandering Still
6. Never Far
7. Lost in the Fog
8. Between Waves

Tour dates

Sept 7 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom^
Sept 8 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls^
Sept 9 Dallas, TX Club Dada^
Sept 10 Austin, TX The Parish^
Sept 12 Atlanta, GA Terminal West^
Sept 13 Asheville, NC The Mothlight^
Sept 14 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall^
Sept 15 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s^
Sept 16 Brooklyn, NY Littlefield^
Sept 17 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge^
Sept 18 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair^
Sept 20 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom^
Sept 21 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall^
Sept 22 Minneapolis, MN Studio B Skyway Theatre^
Sept 23 Lincoln, NE Vega^
Sept 24 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater^
Sept 27 Los Angeles, CA The Teragram Ballroom^
Dec 9 San Diego, CA Irenic^
Dec 10 Visalia, CA Cellar Door^
Dec 12 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge^
Dec 13 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre^
Dec 14 Seattle, WA Neumo’s^
Dec 16 San Francisco, CA The Independent^
^ = w/ Rituals of Mine (formerly Sister Crayon)

THE ALBUM LEAF is:
Jimmy LaValle
Matthew Resovich
Brad Lee
David LeBleu