If The Album Leaf’s latest studio album, A Chorus of Storytellers, which came out on Sub Pop Records in February of 2001, sounds expansive and a little bleak, keep in mind that it was mixed in Iceland by Jimmy LaValle, who started the band as a solo project in 1998 and Birgir Jón "Biggi" Birgisson.
LaValle’s Iceland connection dates back to 2001, when Sigur Rós’ Jón Þór Birgisson asked The Album Leaf to open a bunch of the band’s U.S. shows.
The Album Leaf plays tonight at the Wadsworth Atheneum with support from Sister Crayon and Connecticut’s own Wess Meets West. Here’s some time-lapse footage of LaValle and Birgisson mixing the album in 2009:
The Album Leaf plays tonight at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
Limmy LaValle's The Album Leaf plays tonight in Hartford. (Bil Zelman Photo)
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