Waking Up with Jimmy La Valle: The Album Leaf’s New-Dawn Instrumentalism

Waking Up with Jimmy La Valle: The Album Leaf’s New-Dawn...
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Jimmy La Valle is The Album Leaf. His music is about sonic textures—not sonic fads. He creates fantastic instrumental compositions with depth and honesty while leaving room for the listener to interpret his work as they listen. It’s so well thought out and crafted with a spirit of progression (instead of the spirit of pretension) that it is easy to state that his music is among the best out in the indie world today. … read more

Picking Up the Pieces with The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up

Picking Up the Pieces with The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up
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Picks Us Apart, the new album from The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up, serves as a memoir for Paul Gonzenbach (lead singer/songwriter) and his summer 2003 bout with severe mental illness. The