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Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the ’90s? The ’80s? The term was coined a little over 20 years ago, in 1994, by Simon Reynolds in the pages of Mojo. Perhaps, however, its vocabulary of texture… More »

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Stream Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle Perils From The Sea

As I mentioned when it was first announced that Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon) and Jimmy LaValle (of the Album Leaf) had joined forces to work on a new album: Kozelek has scaled back his musical operations considerably over the last decade or so. He’s built one of modern music’s richest catalogs dating back… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 24, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Sun Kil Moon And The Album Leaf Join Forces For New Album Perils From The Sea

Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek has scaled back his musical operations considerably over the last decade or so. He’s built one of modern music’s richest catalogs dating back to 1992 — when his first album with Red House Painters was released — but since starting Sun Kil Moon in 2002, his live performances have bee… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 28, 2012 - 1:18 pm

The Album Leaf – “Descent”

The California post-rock quartet the Album Leaf will self-release their new EP Forward/Return in a couple of weeks. And below, we’ve got a download of “Descent,” an instrumental EP track that builds slowly and prettily marries floating guitars and strings to skittering electronics. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2012 - 10:51 am

ATP NJ 2011 Friday: Jeff Mangum Makes People Cry

Though the location has changed, the community feel of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival experience is still intact on New Jersey’s Asbury Park boardwalk. Though nothing can match the vibe and quarters of Kutsher’s — it was like the set of a B-movie horror flick where all festival attendees and participants boarded together — the… More »

By: Stereogum / October 1, 2011 - 2:04 pm

The Album Leaf – “There Is A Wind” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

After 10-plus years recording as the Album Leaf, Jimmy LaValle is, if nothing else, consistent. There are a couple changes here though: A Chorus Of Storytellers is the first album LaValle’s recorded with a full band. And, according to Sub Pop, this is the first time LaValle concentrated on mixing vocals first, which is why… More »

By: jessica / February 24, 2010 - 3:12 pm

DeVotchKa, Sparklehorse, Album Leaf Cover The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton’s cult stop-motion film turns 15 this year, and as previously reported a motley crew of indie and goth-pop acts have recorded covers for an updated soundtrack called Nightmare Revisited. It’s fun to hear Polyphonic Spree and Album Leaf interpret Danny Elfman, even if you risk hearing Korn’s contribution, too (always with the terribleMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 28, 2008 - 10:57 am

The Cadillalbum Leaf

One of the commercials that’s been getting steady rotation on network television this month is Cadillac’s spot for the new Escalade, featuring The Album Leaf’s “Always For You.” You guys see it? Black Escalade cruising some picturesque roads, Jimmy LaValle’s cut from last year’s Into The Blue Again setting the aural scene for style, grace,… More »

By: Stereogum / April 3, 2007 - 10:03 am

Stereogum Does CMJ: AAM Party @ Northsix

It was off to Williamsburg for our last day of CMJ. We really weren’t expecting many people until later in the afternoon, but when the clock struck noon, the merry makers and college radio reps were ready for indie, beers in hand (doesn’t anyone get tired?!). We feasted on veggie dogs and sat through some… More »

By: Stereogum / November 6, 2006 - 7:10 am

Fourteen Free MP3s

Thanks to these artists/labels for giving our iPods a promising June. If you’ve got more recommendations, post ‘em in the comments.

The Album Leaf – “Brennivin”
Amusement Parks On Fire – “Venus In Cancer (Rustic Version)”
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Jules Lost His Jewels”
Laura Cantrell – “14th Street”More »

By: Stereogum / May 31, 2005 - 9:17 am