Backstage Beers with Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf

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The Album Leaf just came to the Georgia Theatre (if you’re from Athens and you didn’t go, just…seriously?) on their tour with Tycho.  And guess who got to interview them?  Damn straight.  Me.  And it was awesome.

This was another big one for me.  I have been a mad fan of TAL since some forgotten-but-much-appreciated friend of mine introduced me to In a Safe Place back when I was 14 years old.

The interview took place after their set (which was crazy good—they put so much into their shows, and experiencing it is extremely rewarding).  My videographer and I headed backstage to wait for them immediately after they finished up.  While we were waiting, we may have run into Scott Hansen (Tycho).  NBD.

So, Jimmy LaValle- nicest, most patient guy.  He was perfectly happy to let us wait around backstage and chat while Tycho and everyone got ready to go on.  There was no sense of “let’s get this over with” from him, which would have been totally understandable considering that he had come straight from giving a killer performance.

I could seriously go on about this for another couple of pages, but I’m just going to let the interview speak for itself.  Go ahead and check it out, and be sure to hit up The Album Leaf and Tycho on their tour if you haven’t already!

 Being able to hear Tycho in the background during this interview really sets the mood

Photography/videography by Amy Anderson

Tour Dates

Sep 21            Black Cat            Washington, DC

Sep 22            The Trocadero           Philadelphia, PA

Sep 23            ATP “I’ll Be Your Mirror”     New York, NY

Sep 25            The Waiting Room w/ Mono, Chris Brokaw           Omaha, NE

Sep 26            Fox Theatre   Boulder, CO

Sep 28            Artiface * VENUE CHANGE w/ Drew Andrews      Las Vegas, NV

Sep 29            The Satellite   Los Angeles, CA

Sep 30            Bottom of the Hill      San Francisco, CA

Emily is an over-enthusiastic lover of music, books, movies, fashion, and culture in general. Her love of music spans across all genres (what is a genre anymore? she waxes poetic to herself), though she was nursed on true punk and will never understand “redneck country” music – tractors are not and cannot be sexy. Emily currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and considers herself to be a great wit, though she is still waiting on validation from a credible source.


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