The Album Leaf – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – December 12th, 2016

The Album Leaf

The Album Leaf

Rituals of Mine (Formerly Sister Crayon), DJ's Keith Sweaty & Lorna Dune

December, 12th, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$16.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

The Album Leaf
The Album Leaf
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. ~ Mike DaRonco, All Music Guide
Rituals of Mine (Formerly Sister Crayon)
Rituals of Mine (Formerly Sister Crayon)
Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez teamed up with Omar Rodriguez Lopez (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In) and Wes Jones to create Devoted, their highly anticipated debut album. Devoted was released June 2, 2015 to high acclaim in the indie music critic circles. Followed by various West Coast tours, the duo have cultivated a devoted underground fanbase. Touring consistently throughout the end of 2015, Sister Crayon are already in the process of writing a follow up.