There Is A Wind
Falling From The Sun
Wherever I Go

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The Album Leaf

What a day! It all began with The Album Leaf almost getting stuck in Prague due to a disappeared instrument. When the San-Diego-based band finally left for Vienna, it was already hopelessly late to meet us in time for the scheduled afternoon session, with the rest of the day being packed with interviews, soundcheck and other duties. Never mind, we thought, there would be time right after the show. We knew that singer Jimmy LaValle and the band would be into the idea. Two years ago we had done a session with his Album-Leaf-bandmate and guitarist Drew Andrews, violinist Matt Resovich and visualist Andrew Pates, who toured Europe as From The Shade. Both the session and the after-show-party in the tiny backstage room at Chelsea are easily among the greatest memories since we started TSMDT. This time, the band was equally relaxed but everything turned out slightly more complicated. After the show, some talking, drinking and loading the van, we decided to accompany The Album Leaf to their hotel for the lack of better location options (try to find a good, well-lit spot around the Szene venue when it’s freezing cold outside and every bar is already closed…). After some hanging out in the Etap lobby (utter confusion, mixed up rooms and wrong keys as a french band wanted to check in as well at the same time), we finally entered hotel room 551 around 2 a.m. and recorded some of their wonderfully haunting songs – including „There Is A Wind“, „Falling From The Sun“ and „Wherever I Go“ – as long as the concierge let us.

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  • Posted: June 3, 2010
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Michael Luger
  • Photography: Simon Brugner