The Album Leaf, Vakoum, Bushel

February 19, 2018 - 8:00pm

On Monday, February 19, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes The Album Leaf back to the WOW Hall along with special guests Vakoum and Bushel.

The Album Leaf (Jimmy LaValle, Matt Resovich, Brad Lee and David LeBleu) is touring in support of their new album Between Waves, out now on Relapse Records on CD/LP/DLX 2xLP/Digital. 

The Album Leaf has been making its mark as a soft-spoken innovator steadily and surely since 1999.  One year after forming the influential San Diego instrumental group Tristeza, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle founded The Album Leaf, a solo studio project turned full-fledged live band.  The diversity of The Album Leaf’s music is second only to the diversity of the music that has inspired LaValle through the years – the artist has named everything from German Ambient/Pysch bands like Can, Cluster and Harmonia to traditional mariachi music, electronic music and Brian Eno as some of his primary influences – and it’s clear that The Album Leaf is unafraid of thinking outside the box, both as an individual artist and within the larger scope of modern music.

Over time, The Album Leaf (now based in Los Angeles) has grown from a side endeavor to LaValle's main focus.  The project’s first releases, An Orchestrated Rise To Fall (1999) and One Day I’ll Be On Time (2001), intertwined field recordings, Rhodes piano, and a nuanced treatment of texture with mature songwriting and dense, evocative atmospheres.  Following these records, which put The Album Leaf on the map for critics and fans worldwide, Icelandic band Sigur Rós discovered LaValle and took The Album Leaf on tour with them in the US, garnering the band wide exposure and recognition.

Following a European and a second US tour with Sigur Rós, LaValle left Tristeza to devote his full attention to The Album Leaf, and soon produced the highly acclaimed releases Seal Beach (2003, Acuarela discos) and In A Safe Place (2004, Sub Pop / City Slang). Since then, The Album Leaf's influence has continued to grow. LaValle has released two more well-received full-lengths as well as tens of other releases ranging from soundtracks to collaborations with artists such as Bright Eyes and Mark Kozelek, further establishing The Album Leaf as a household name in the world of modern rock music and beyond.

The Album Leaf has toured extensively across the globe, and many of the band's songs have appeared on TV shows including Scandal, Sons of Anarchy, Suits, and more.  In 2016, the band partnered with renowned label Relapse Records for the release of the group’s sixth studio album and first since 2010’s A Chorus Of Storytellers (Sub Pop).

Vákoum is a duo formed by multi-instrumentalists Natalia Padilla and Kelli Rudick.  Based in Brooklyn, NY, their sound has been described as, “Nu-stargaze/indie/grip-pop.”

            Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.


Door Time: 
February 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
$14 Advance, $16 Day of Show