Sub Pop Mega Mart

The Album Leaf In a Safe Place

Type:
Album
Release Date:
September 25, 2015
Catalog No:
SP640
Label:
Sub Pop
Includes Downloads

This is a pre-order item. We will ship this item by September 25, 2015 unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.

PRE-ORDER DETAILS

Sub Pop will reissue The Album Leaf’s 2004 classic In A Safe Place on vinyl, worldwide September 25th, 2015. The vinyl edition of the album, which has been out of print since 2007, will be repressed both on black and a limited “Loser” edition colored vinyl (while supplies last). All pre-orders through the Mega Mart will receive the Loser edition colored vinyl unless otherwise stated.

*PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE LP IS ON PRE-ORDER AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO SHIP UNTIL SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2015*

Jimmy LaValle, perhaps known best for his work in the contemplative dream-rock outfit Tristeza and San Diego’s The Black Heart Procession, began releasing delicate, progressive instrumental work as The Album Leaf in 1999(the name comes from a Chopin piece). After years of labor-intensive touring and tinkering with complex tracks in his cramped bedroom studio, LaValle was repeatedly offered a rare invite from Icelandic phenoms Sigur Ros and Mum to record his newest solo opus in their Mosfellsbaer studio. He finally accepted and flew overseas to compose and record “In A Safe Place.” With the addition of vocals (absent from previous Album Leaf releases) from The Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins, Sigur Ros’ Jon Thor Birgisson, and LaValle himself, the songs on the new record are chillingly delicate and more pop-based than ever before. “In A Safe Place” masterfully negotiates the spaces between minimal electronica and neo-instrument rock.

The Album Leaf In a Safe Place

This is a pre-order item. We will ship this item by September 25, 2015 unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.

PRE-ORDER DETAILS

Sub Pop will reissue The Album Leaf’s 2004 classic In A Safe Place on vinyl, worldwide September 25th, 2015. The vinyl edition of the album, which has been out of print since 2007, will be repressed both on black and a limited “Loser” edition colored vinyl (while supplies last). All pre-orders through the Mega Mart will receive the Loser edition colored vinyl unless otherwise stated.

*PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE LP IS ON PRE-ORDER AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO SHIP UNTIL SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2015*

Jimmy LaValle, perhaps known best for his work in the contemplative dream-rock outfit Tristeza and San Diego’s The Black Heart Procession, began releasing delicate, progressive instrumental work as The Album Leaf in 1999(the name comes from a Chopin piece). After years of labor-intensive touring and tinkering with complex tracks in his cramped bedroom studio, LaValle was repeatedly offered a rare invite from Icelandic phenoms Sigur Ros and Mum to record his newest solo opus in their Mosfellsbaer studio. He finally accepted and flew overseas to compose and record “In A Safe Place.” With the addition of vocals (absent from previous Album Leaf releases) from The Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins, Sigur Ros’ Jon Thor Birgisson, and LaValle himself, the songs on the new record are chillingly delicate and more pop-based than ever before. “In A Safe Place” masterfully negotiates the spaces between minimal electronica and neo-instrument rock.


Tracks

  1. Window
  2. Thule
  3. On Your Way
  4. Twentytwofourteen
  5. The Outer Banks
  6. Over the Pond
  7. Another Day (revised)
  8. Streamside
  9. Eastern Glow
  10. Moss Mountain Town

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