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The Album Leaf

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  • Formed: San Diego, CA
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: www.thealbumleaf.com/
  • Recent Activity: 12.02.16 RT @brooklynvegan: Melvins, Los Campesinos!, Dandy Warhols, Album Leaf & more on Amazon's new indie holiday music comp https://t.co/B1crPAc…
  • The Album Leaf

  • The Album Leaf


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

The Album Leaf is the solo project of Jimmy LaValle, a San Diego-based songwriter who began recording solo material one year after forming the post-rock band Tristeza. Inspired by a number of genres -- classical, jazz, and post-rock among them -- LaValle constructed his own songs in a similarly eclectic manner, utilizing everything from ambient noise to field recordings to radio transmissions. An Orchestrated Rise to Fall introduced the resulting sound in 1999. An EP (In an Off White Room) preceded the release of LaValle's second full-length album, One Day I'll Be on Time, which was released by Tiger Style in March 2001. The Album Leaf's profile blossomed as a result of those recordings, and LaValle found himself opening shows for Sigur Rós' first American tour that fall. By the time he began recording his third album, he'd also secured the services of Sigur Rós' Iceland studios, along with the participation of several of that band's members. The resulting album, In a Safe Place, appeared on the Sub Pop label in June 2004.

The Seal Beach EP, originally issued in 2003 in Spain, appeared stateside in early 2005, and LaValle's next album, Into the Blue Again, followed in September 2006. The Album Leaf toured sporadically throughout the remainder of the decade, performing in multiple continents and opening for Devendra Banhart at the Hollywood Bowl in 2008. Two years later, LaValle returned with his fifth full-length album, A Chorus of Storytellers.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
12.08.16 Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA US
12.09.16 The Irenic San Diego, CA US
12.10.16 The Cellar Door Visalia, CA US
12.12.16 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR US
12.13.16 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC Canada
12.14.16 Neumos Seattle, WA US
12.16.16 The Independent San Francisco, CA US
12.17.16 The Catalyst Atrium Santa Cruz, CA US
12.17.16 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA US


  • 12.02.16 RT @brooklynvegan: Melvins, Los Campesinos!, Dandy Warhols, Album Leaf & more on Amazon's new indie holiday music comp https://t.co/B1crPAc…
  • 12.02.16 RT @JustinHBenson: A music video that @AaronMoorhead and I directed for SPRING and the THE ENDLESS composer's band, The Album Leaf: https:/…
  • 12.01.16 I prefer electronic/ambient but please do come and witness... https://t.co/Asr30LgzKB
  • 11.30.16 RT @RelapseRecords: Watch the new, gorgeously shot music video for "Never Far" by @thealbumleaf now via @EW! #thealbumleaf #betweenwaves ht…
  • 11.30.16 RT @jandersnoyd: Dive into @thealbumleaf's hypnotic, "Never Far" (Official Music Video) from the splendid, "Between Waves," out now. https:…
  • 11.30.16 RT @RitualsofMine: Our final West Coast tour of 2016 is with our friends @thealbumleaf! Spread the word https://t.co/crNDnoqMXo
  • 11.30.16 RT @RitualsofMine: PORTLAND! We play @DougFirLounge with @thealbumleaf on 12/12! Tickets on sale now. Spread the word you beautiful NW babe…
  • 11.30.16 RT @RickshawTheatre: Electro-pop band @thealbumleaf hit the Rickshaw on DEC 13 - only 2 weeks away! Joined by @RitualsofMine! https://t.co/…
  • 11.30.16 RT @TimbreConcerts: Listen to Between Waves by @thealbumleaf & catch them live Dec 13 @RickshawTheatre w/ @RitualsofMine https://t.co/NLFSR…
  • 11.30.16 New video for "Never Far" https://t.co/LCvCm7iVlG
  • 11.29.16 RT @TimbreConcerts: Electronic pop band @thealbumleaf are coming to Vancouver Dec 13 w/@RitualsofMine @RickshawTheatre https://t.co/uVdfd4…
  • 11.29.16 RT @NumbskullShows: .@thealbumleaf mesmerize you Sat Dec 17 @CatalystClub! Tix @ticketfly & box office https://t.co/18v77zC0JJ