February 2nd The Album Leaf’s A Chorus of Storytellers
From subpop.com Hey there fellow interneter! Continuing our early 2010 blitz of really very high-quality record releases, on February 2nd we’re offering The Album Leaf’s A Chorus of Storytellers, on CD and gatefold double-LP (complete with a digital download code and TAL’s ubiquitous Leaf etched into side 4!). As we like to do, we’re giving away a very special bonus item to pre-orderers in the form of TAL’s 2007 tour EP/video, The Enchanted Hill. That’s six more songs and one video just for purchasing A Chorus of Storytellers before street date! What a deal! One caveat: we’ve only got 200 of these to give away, so act quick! These are available while they last, etc. Oh! You also get a link to stream the full record the instant you click the credit card submission button so you don’t have to wait to listen. And that’s nice.
Still curious? Please continue: 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.
Check out TAL on the road:
Feb 03 Harlow's, Sacramento, CA
Feb 05 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Feb 06 Neumos, Seattle, WA
Feb 07 Rickshaw Theater (BC), Vancouver, Canada
Feb 08 Nightlight Lounge, Bellingham, WA
Feb 09 Wow Hall, Eugene, OR
Feb 11 Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 12 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Feb 13 El Rey Theater (LA), Los Angeles, CA
Feb 25 Lisbon Santiago Alquimista, Lisbon, Portugal