Continuing our early 2010 blitz of really very high-quality record releases, on February 2nd we’re offering The Album Leaf’s A Chorus of Storytellers and the first release from Sub Pop/Next Ambiance, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba’s I Speak Fula. If you pre-order these records, wonderful things will happen to you, wonderful things like a bonus Album Leaf CD/Video, or a terrifically low introductory price of $10 for I Speak Fula. So, unless you’re a masochist (which is just sick, btw), let these wonderful things happen to you.
The Album Leaf’s A Chorus of Storytellers here
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba’s I Speak Fula right here
Most of you reading this are probably not aware, but there are a lot of really intense (and mightily appreciated I might add) Album Leaf fans who have chosen to make the band’s logo a permanent part of their physical identity through the ancient art of tattoo. (Check out photos of these fan tattoos over in the band’s MySpace pics)
In an effort to better understand and document this phenomenon, we’ve decided to create a short video. So to that end, we’re asking anyone with said tattoo to do two things!
1) Please film your tattoo and talk about it and post it on youtube with the words “album leaf tattoo” in the title
2) Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the clip and this form filled in.
If your video gets used we’ll send you a signed copy of the new Album Leaf LP along with a poster, sticker, and some other cool as yet to be determined expressions of gratitude. Our deadline for this is February 2nd, which also happens to be the release date for their brand new album, A Chorus of Storytellers. So show us your tat and tell us your story. We’re dying to know!
Video Clearance Form: http://subpop-public.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/doc/6266.pdf
It is my duty to inform you that Jimmy Lavalle (aka The Album Leaf) is now officially off the market having tied the knot to his high school sweetheart and true love Kate Trumbull. Congratulations you two! Now go make some babies so we can sell you some sub pop branded baby clothes.
Those upstanding San Diegans in The Album Leaf (whose recent album Into the Blue Again you already have and totally love) are currently on tour, to and fro across these United States. Should you be lucky enough to live in one of the towns they are visiting on this tour (and you can/should check out the full list of dates here), you will have the opportunity to not only see The Album Leaf play live (which, is nothing but a good time), but also to pick up a copy of their new Green Tour EP, which features six new tracks and a tour video!
However (and here’s where techmology and those innernets totally do you a solid): even if you won’t be able to attend one of these shows, you will still be able to enjoy The Album Leaf’s tour from afar, because they have set up their own YouTube channel! Simply go here and enjoy a glimpse of life on the road with The Album Leaf! Without that weird, beery, locker room-esque van smell! Plus, the band has also made the aforementioned tour video, featured on the also aforementioned (afore-aforementioned?) Green Tour EP_, available on the YouTube as well! Watch the tour video herekoE4kdyE
These guys… They give, and they give, and they give, you know?