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D/B Album Feature: The Album Leaf / A Chorus Of Storytellers & new Tour

The Album Leaf is an American musical project founded in San Diego in 1998 and centered around Jimmy LaValle. It is part of the post-rock genre and uses a variety of instruments and electronic equipment to achieve a mellow, sometimes ambient sound.

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The new beautiful record ‘A Chorus of Storytellers’ will be released this month on Sub Pop.A Chorus of Storytellers was recorded by Ryan Hadlock in the frosty month of February 2009 at Bear Creek Studio just outside of Seattle. It was mixed in the decidedly warmer month of June in Reykjavik, Iceland by Birgir Jon Birgisson.

Those paying attention will notice that this is nearly the same way their last album Into the Blue Again was recorded. There is, however, one fundamental difference between this and every other album The Album Leaf has ever recorded. For the first time in five albums, The Album Leaf recorded as a whole band. In the past, almost every instrument was performed by principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle. This time the whole band was invited to participate and the result is their best record yet.


Feb 3: Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
Feb 5: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (w/Anomie Belle String Quartet)
Feb 6: Seattle, WA @ Neumos (w/Anomie Belle String Quartet)
Feb 7: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater(w/Anomie Belle String Quartet)
Feb 8: Bellingham, WA @ Nightlight Lounge
Feb 9: Eugene , OR @ WOW Hall
Feb 11: Santa Cruz @ The Crepe Place
Feb 12: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (w/Magik*Magik String Quartet)
Feb 13: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater (w/Magik*Magik String Quartet)

Feb 25: Lisbon, Portugal @ Lisbon Santiago Alquimista
Feb 26: Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick
Feb 27: Bilboa, Spain @ 12 & Medio
Feb 28: Barcelona, Spain @ Apollo 2
Mar 2: Toulouse, France @ Le Phare
Mar 3: Milan, Italy @ Circolo Milano
Mar 4: Lucerne, Switzerland @ Sudpol Club
Mar 5: Dunidgen (Bern), Switzerland @ @ Bad Bonn
Mar 6: Sankt Gallen, Switzerland @ Theater Palace
Mar 7: Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
Mar 9: Vienna, Austria @ Szene
Mar 10: Dresden, Germany @ BeatPol
Mar 11: Berlin, Germany @ Lido
Mar 12: Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
Mar 13: Rotterdam, Holland @ Rotown
Mar 14: Koln, Germany @ Gebauude 9
Mar 16: Antwerp, Belgium @ Club Trix
Mar 17: Colmar, France @ Kraken
Mar 18: Heidelberg, Germany @ Karlstorbahnhof
Mar 19: Paris, France @ Maroquinerie
Mar 20: Lille, France @ L’ Aeronef
Mar 21: Bristol, UK @ The Thekla
Mar 22 Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
Mar 23: London, UK @ Bush Hall

Apr 2: Tokyo @ Shibuya Ax
Apr 3: Nagoya @ Club Quatrro
Apr 4: Osaka @ Club Quattro

Apr 7: Hong Kong @ Grappa’s Cellar

Apr 9: Taipei @ The Wall Live House


You can buy this music physically in our recommended record store DENSE here in Berlin or in our favourite online store boomkat.com