Live Reviews

The Album Leaf: Seattle, WA [2010.02.06]

All photos copyright Sara Montour. Words by Fense. There’s a personality to The Album Leaf that is unquestionable. Their melodies are sweet, adorned with pleasing and hypnotic, dreamy rhythms. Split between swirling dulcet instrumentals and love-at-first-sight vocal tracks, they truly are a band of which to take note. And they have been for some time.… Continue reading The Album Leaf: Seattle, WA [2010.02.06]

Song Reviews

The Album Leaf: Falling From The Sun [mp3]

It’s been a few years since we last heard from The Album Leaf, but they’re back. “Falling From The Sun” renews the band’s focus on vocals. Looking back at In A Safe Place and Into The Blue Again, those albums emphasized The Album Leaf’s ability to create a dreamy, atmospheric tune. “Falling From The Sky”… Continue reading The Album Leaf: Falling From The Sun [mp3]

Lists And Mixes

A Retrospective Top 20: Best Albums Of 2004

What a decade it’s been. 2004 was my first year in the so-called Real World; jobs, car payments, instability everywhere. Things weren’t all happy and seemingly upbeat like the mid 90s. After eight months in Seattle, I found myself unemployed and decided it was time for more education. I moved to the greater Portland area… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 20: Best Albums Of 2004