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A Chorus of Storytellers was recorded by Ryan Hadlock in the frosty month of February 2009 at Bear Creek Studio just outside of Seattle. It was mixed in the decidedly warmer month of June in Reykjavik, Iceland by Birgir Jon Birgisson. Those paying attention will notice that this is nearly the same way their last album Into the Blue Again was recorded. There is, however, one fundamental difference between this and every other album The Album Leaf has ever recorded. For the first time in five albums, The Album Leaf recorded as a whole band. In the past, almost every instrument was performed by principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle. This time the whole band was invited to participate and the result is their best record yet. [Sub Pop]

The Album Leaf's A Chorus of Storytellers came out February 2nd on Sub Pop. A track from that is posted above.

The band goes on tour with Sea Wolf (L.A. songwriter Alex Brown Church and band) this month down the West Coast, and then again for more shows in April and May. That includes a May 1st show at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are on AmEx presale now; they go on general sale at noon.

All tour dates, Album Leaf art and tracklist, below...

The Album Leaf

'A Chorus of Storytellers' tracklist
1. Perro
2. Blank Pages
3. There Is a Wind
4. Within Dreams
5. Falling from the Sun
6. Stand Still
7. Summer Fog
8. Until the Last
9. We Are
10. Almost There
11. Tied Knots

The Album Leaf - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 03 Harlows Sacramento, California *
Feb 05 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon $ *
Feb 06 Neumos Seattle, Washington $ *
Feb 07 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, British Columbia $ *
Feb 08 Nightlight Lounge Bellingham, Washington *
Feb 09 WOW Hall Eugene, Oregon *
Feb 11 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California *
Feb 12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California # *
Feb 13 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California # *
Feb 25 Lisbon Santiago Alquimista Lisbon
Feb 26 Moby Dick Madrid
Feb 27 12 & Medio Bilboa
Feb 28 Apollo 2 Barcelona
Mar 02 Le Phare Toulouse
Mar 03 Circolo Magnolia Milan
Mar 04 Sudpol Club Lucerne
Mar 05 Bad Bonn Dudingen
Mar 06 Theater Palace St. Gallen
Mar 07 Feierwerk Muchen
Mar 09 Szene Wein Vienna
Mar 10 Beatpol Dresden
Mar 11 Lido Berlin
Mar 12 Knust Hamburg
Mar 13 Rotown Rotterdam
Mar 14 Gebaude 9 Cologne
Mar 16 Club Trix Antwerp
Mar 17 Kraken Colomars
Mar 18 Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg
Mar 19 Maroquinerie Paris
Mar 20 L'Aeronef Lille
Mar 21 Thekla Bristol
Mar 22 Deaf Institute Manchester
Mar 23 Bush Hall London
Apr 02 Shibuya Ax Tokyo
Apr 03 Club Quattro Nagoya
Apr 04 Club Quattro Osaka
Apr 07 Grappa's Cellar Hong Kong
Apr 09 The Wall Live House Taipei
April 20, 2010 Plush, Tucson AZ *
April 21, 2010 Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM *
April 22, 2010 Bluebird Theater - (CO), Denver CO *
April 23, 2010 Waiting Room, Omaha NE *
April 24, 2010 The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis MO *
April 25, 2010 Lincoln Hall (IL), Chicago IL *
April 27, 2010 Ladies Literary Club, Grand Rapids MI *
April 28, 2010 Lee's Palace, Toronto Canada *
April 29, 2010 Cabaret Music Hall, Montreal Canada *
April 30, 2010 Paradise (MA), Boston MA *
May 1, 2010 Bowery Ballroom, The, New York City NY *
May 2, 2010 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA *
May 4, 2010 Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC *
May 5, 2010 Cats Cradle, Carrboro NC *
May 6, 2010 The Loft (TX), Dallas TX *
May 7, 2010 Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville FL *
May 8, 2010 The Social, Orlando FL *
May 10 Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge LA *
May 11 Parish Room, Austin TX *
May 14 Birch North Park Theatre, San Diego CA *
$ Accompanied by Anomie Belle String Quartet
# Accompanied by Magik*Magik String Quartet
* w/ Sea Wolf

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