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The Album Leaf

"Soundtracks for movies that live in his head" is how Jim describes the music made by Jimmy LaValle of the Album Leaf. LaValle's music is often grand and sweeping, while still being intimate. It is a sound that comes from the creative melding of electronica with organic instruments like the violin and trumpet. Check out our video to see how it comes together in a live setting. The Album Leaf started as a solo project of LaValle's more than 15 years ago but over time it has become a full fledged touring band. The Album Leaf joined us live in our studios to talk about its latest album, Between Waves.

Go to episode 582
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Buried Treasures

The early winter months may be a sleepy time for major-label record releases, but tons of great music is still hovering under the radar. Jim and Greg dig up some of their favorite "Buried Treasures" during this week's show. The latest installment of undiscovered gems include:

  • The Album Leaf, Into the Blue Again
  • The Paybacks, Love, Not Reason
  • The Gossip, Standing in the Way of Control
  • The Polyphonic Spree, Wait
  • The Memory Band, Apron Strings
  • Wild Carnations, Superbus
  • Tokyo Police Club, A Lesson in Time
  • Benjy Ferree, Leavin the Nest
  • Imogen Heap, Speak for Yourself
  • Emily Haines, Knives Don't Have Your Back
  • Espers, Espers II
Go to episode 60

Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day, and one of the most important elements to“Set the Mood”is, of course, music. Jim and Greg play their favorite mood setters:

Go to episode 220

The Best Songs of 2010 - Mixtapes

At the end of each year, Jim and Greg look back and pick out their favorite songs to make you a mixtape. Think of it as a soundtrack for 2010. They both play samples of the mix during the show, but you can stream both compilations in their entirety.

Go to episode 266