THE ALBUM LEAF Share “Never Far” (Dntel Remix) via THUMP
THE ALBUM LEAF have just shared a new single – a remix of the album track “Never Far” by prominent electronic artist Dntel (The Postal Service, etc). “Never Far” (Dntel Remix) has premiered via Thump, who stated that the track is “as enchanting as you’d expect.” The remix will be included on the deluxe version of THE ALBUM LEAF‘s forthcoming full-length Between Waves (out on Relapse this August) and is available to stream now at this location.
Additionally, THE ALBUM LEAF have announced a full US tour kicking off this September in support of the new album, and will also make a week-long trek of dates along the West Coast in December. Sister Crayon will support on all dates; A full itinerary is available below.
Watch the band’s Michael Raines-directed video for “Between Waves” now below or via YouTube at this location. The video for the single “New Soul” as well as the album’s second single “Back To The Start,” are also available to stream via the playlist in the link above.
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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 yet another sonic triumph with 2016’s Between Waves. The album displays multifaceted, meticulous sound design, a keen ear for balancing disparate influences, and the strongest senses of dynamics, rhythm, and composition THE ALBUM LEAF has displayed to date. From the moody evolution of “Glimmering Lights” to the wistful hip-hop stylings of “A New Soul” and beyond, Between Waves is THE ALBUM LEAF at its most inventive, most confident, and most impressive.
Between Waves is set for release on August 26, 2016 via Relapse Records on CD/LP/DLX 2xLP/Digital. Physical pre-orders can be found at this location and digital pre-orders are available via THE ALBUM LEAF‘s Bandcamp page here. New Soul is also available on white 7″ vinyl via The Album Leaf’s store at this location.
THE ALBUM LEAF has been making its mark as a soft-spoken innovator steadily and surely since 1999. One year after forming the influential San Diego instrumental 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’s music is second only to the diversity of the music that has inspired LaValle through the years – the artist has named everything from German Ambient/Pysch bands like Can, Cluster and Harmonia to traditional mariachi music, electronic music and Brian Eno as some of his primary influences – and it’s clear that THE ALBUM LEAF is unafraid of thinking outside the box, both as an individual artist & within the larger scope of modern music.
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 these records, which put THE ALBUM LEAF on the map for critics and fans worldwide, Icelandic band Sigur Rós discovered LaValle and took THE ALBUM LEAF on tour with them in the US, garnering the band wide exposure and recognition.
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 highly acclaimed 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 well-received full-lengths as well as tens of other releases ranging from soundtracks to collaborations with artists such as Bright Eyes & Mark Kozelek, further establishing THE ALBUM LEAF as a household name in the world of modern rock music and beyond. THE ALBUM LEAF has toured extensively across the globe, and many of the band’s songs have appeared on TV shows including Scandal, Sons of Anarchy, Suits, and more. In 2016, the band partnered with renowned label Relapse Records for the release of the group’s sixth studio album and first since 2010’s A Chorus Of Storytellers (Sub Pop).
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