Thursday, September 28, 2006

Band of the Week: The Album Leaf

I think I first heard about San Diego’s The Album Leaf through a piece on the great LA music site Rewritable Content. The article (and attached mp3s) piqued my interest because I’m a fan of largely instrumental rock acts like Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, and The Octopus Project … though The Album Leaf definitely focus on more of an ambient keyboard w/ violin sound than the waves of crashing guitar sound or manic energy you’ll hear from the others.

Their new album Into The Blue Again came out earlier this month on Subpop and contains standout tracks like Always For You, a seemingly more modern take on songs from John Hughes’ 80s film soundtracks, but one descended from brainier parents, and Red Eye, a spooky, Tangerine Dream-like affair.

The band has a volley of self-made video features on YouTube, including this piece on the making the album.

The Album Leaf will play here Sunday, October 8th, at The Troubadour, which is located at 9081 Santa Monica Blvd in LA.


Blogger JAX said...

The Album Leaf are fantastic. I am soo excited to see them on the 8th!

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