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.

Between Waves

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)

Jimmy LaValle
Matthew Resovich
Brad Lee
David LeBleu