The Album Leaf is Jimmy LaValle, a classically-trained, prolific pianist and musician whose ambitious projects have involved San Diego's seminal ambient post-rock outfit Tristeza, noise punks The Locust and the gloomy, brooding epic-core group, Black Heart Procession. The Album Leaf's music masterfully negotiates the spaces between minimal electronic music and melancholy instrumental neo-rock.
Originally released in Spain in 2003, the very special version of The Album Leaf's "Seal Beach" EP is finally released in the United States. The Album Leaf "Seal Beach" EP on Better Looking Records features 4 original songs from the original EP and includes the song "For Jonathan" which replaces an original EP song. Plus The Album Leaf's Jimmy LaValle has hand-picked 5 live performances from his tour with Sigur Ros and included them as BONUS TRACKS. This "Seal Beach" EP is a 10 song release in beautiful digipack packaging. This special domestic release of The Seal Beach EP follows the recent success of The Album Leaf's critically acclaimed full-length release "In A Safe Place" on Sub Pop Records.
The Album Leaf collaboration 7-inch series began with a 7-inch collaboration between Jimmy LaValle and Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes. Next, Jimmy collaborated with Marc Biancia of Her Space Holiday for the 2nd in the series. The Album Leaf has plans to record more collaborations with Pall Jenkins of Black Heart Procession, members of Sigur Ros, Roger O'Donnell (The Cure) and more very special collaborations are in the works which will be announced as soon as possible!