From The Desk Of The Album Leaf: Helado Negro

In the time that’s elapsed since its last proper album, 2010’s A Chorus Of Storytellers, Jimmy LaValle’s the Album Leaf has popped up with a soundtrack release and a collab with Sun Kil Moon, but the entity’s (the new Between Waves is the first A. Leaf LP to be made as a band effort) exploration of all things ambient, electronic and organically understated when it comes to both instrumental endeavors and the application of the aforementioned to a very contemporary-sounding indie-pop is what prevails on Between Waves. The Album Leaf will be guest editing all week. Read our review of Between Waves.


Jimmy LaValle: Roberto Lange has been killing it with every epic release. I can’t believe how many great songs he writes. It’s so inspiring. The Island Universe Story EP series specifically are genius. His project Ombré (collaboration with Julliana Barwick) is one of my favorite records. And the live tinsel dancers. I mean … Cmon! Genius genus idea. I’ve seen him do it twice here in L.A. Both times totally unique and totally epic. I’m really excited about his new record coming Oct 7. Roberto, you’re ruling it.

Video after the jump.