The Album Leaf Announce Between Waves, North American Tour

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I don’t remember who first sent me “The Outer Banks” by San Francisco ambient all-stars The Album Leaf, but I remember the fact that the song – and, over time, the entirety of In a Safe Place – felt like the soundtrack to being outside of time. Jimmy LaValle’s particular brand of patient, glitchy post rock is the kind of music that does so much to evoke a particular set of emotions wordlessly, to the point of almost making you feel a swell of nostalgia without knowing what you’re nostalgic for.

The Album Leaf have done well to maintain this aesthetic over the years with 2006’s Into the Blue Again and 2010’s A Chorus of Storytellers, and this sound bled over onto Perils of the Sea, a collaboration LaValle made with Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek, but six years after Storytellers, we’re finally getting a brand new, proper Album Leaf record. On August 26th, the band will release Between Waves from their new home on Relapse Records, and they’ll be embarking on a tour of North America later this year to promote the record, with support by Rituals of Mine (formerly Sister Crayon).

You can find their tour dates after the jump – which includes a date at the Doug Fir Lounge – as well as a new video for the title track from the new record.

Album Leaf Tour Dates:

Jul. 24 – Mukawa, Japan – FUJI ROCK
Sept. 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Sept. 08 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Sept. 09 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Sept. 10 – Austin, TX- The Parish
Sept. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Sept. 13 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
Sept. 14 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Sept. 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Sept. 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Littefield
Sept. 17 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Sept. 18 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Sept. 20 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Sept. 21 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Sept. 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Studio B Skyway Theatre
Sept. 23 – Lincoln, NE – Vega
Sept. 24 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Sept. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom
Dec. 09 – San Diego, CA – Irenic
Dec. 10 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
Dec. 12 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
Dec. 13 – North Vancouver, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre
Dec. 14 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
Dec. 16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

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