Loud Is Relative Announces 'The Album Leaf' as October's Featured Artist of the Month

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Loud Is Relative (http://www.loudisrelative) is proud to announce The Album Leaf as their first featured artist after their long awaited public launch. The Album Leaf was approached by Loud Is Relative to be the featured artist because of their upcoming national tour, their new album release, their great music, and their dedicated fans. Not to mention that both Loud Is Relative and The Album Leaf having strong ties to San Diego, making the choice even more natural.

Loud Is Relative (http://www.loudisrelative) is proud to announce The Album Leaf as their first featured artist after their long awaited public launch. The Album Leaf was approached by Loud Is Relative to be the featured artist because of their upcoming national tour, their new album release, their great music, and their dedicated fans. Not to mention that both Loud Is Relative and The Album Leaf having strong ties to San Diego, making the choice even more natural.

The Album Leaf will be kicking off a national tour to promote their new album “Into The Blue Again” with a free concert in San Diego on 10/5/06 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Check out Loud Is Relative to find out when The Album Leaf tour is coming to your town, not to mention any other artist in the country.

About Loud Is Relative

On its surface Loud Is Relative (http://www.loudisrelative.com) is an easy to use, user-run database of concerts, artists, and venues throughout the country. Dig a little deeper and you'll find that you, the everyday user, have complete control of the site. You can add your band, add your gig, add a show you're going to, add a venue you've been to, comment on a concert, find shows your friends are going to, and even setup mobile alerts to tell you when someone is coming to your town, just to name a few things. You can also connect with friends or find new ones and always have someone to go to a show with. Never miss a concert by having a text sent directly to your cell via your personalized Mobile Alerts. Bottom Line… Know when an artist is coming to a venue near you.

About The Album Leaf

In the wake of a solid 18 months spent touring in support of 2004's In a Safe Place, The Album Leaf's Jimmy LaValle sequestered himself for six months in his San Diego house solely to write for his next record. For LaValle—whose wildly varied experience includes stints with instrumental artisans Tristeza, post-hardcore spastics the Locust, contorted punk-funk ritualists GoGoGo Airheart, shadowy conjurers The Black Heart Procession and Iceland’s celestial menagerie Sigur Ros—such a surfeit of time was an unprecedented luxury. The upshot of this well-earned downtime is his fourth full-length, Into the Blue Again. Recorded in December 2005 at Bear Creek Studio, a converted turn-of-the-century barn outside of Seattle, Into the Blue Again sees a return to The Album Leaf's conception with LaValle handling the bulk of the vocal and instrumental duties. After tracking at Bear Creek, LaValle then took the concentric billows of feathered keyboards, filmy strings and chiseled drums to Iceland for three weeks of mixing to tape to maintain Brian Eno-informed translucence. Having shared so much time and space with others on the road, LaValle proves with the personally charged Into the Blue Again that The Album Leaf resonates most profoundly when he goes it alone.

Lee Frazee

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