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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Streaming "Diamonds," recent press and more!

We are stoked to have gotten some sweet, sweet blog love lately. Thanks everyone. here's links to the various posts:

Loud Loop Press
Windy City Rock Interview
Pop'stache feature on 'True Lies'
Gonzo Chicago review and live video
Photo feature by Michael Sullivan
WCR release show review
The Deli
Count Me Out
Chicago Mixtape


We are now streaming 'Diamonds' in it's entirety, for a limited time in the lead-up to the official release by Plus Tapes. You can be one of the first to pick up a tape, this weekend at Pitchfork Festival 2012! It does come with digital download as well.

+++ Here's the video from Gonzo Chicago, shot by the always effervescent John Yingling.

Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make the release show a success. Awesome bands My Dad, Bone & Bell, and House Sounds for playing killer sets. also, On The Real film for the rad projections, and Todd Novak from Hozac Records for spinning. To name just a few!

<3 Leaf Bird

Thursday, June 14, 2012

True Lies Music Video


LEAF BIRD. TRUE LIES. OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO. from erin babbin on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Loft Show at Shivaree 11/18, Contest! and Listen: Live @ The Hideout Inn

We'll be headlining a loft show on Friday, November 18th, at Shivaree with Diane Cluck and Dan Mohr. You should totally be there. Check out the Facebook event for more details. From what we've heard, it's an awesome space. You'll be able to purchase a pre-release copy of our new album, Diamonds From The Cherry Mine Vol. 1, currently only available at shows.

1. Members of two preceding bands came together to form Leaf Bird. Name both.
2. Be one of the first 3 people to email us the answer.
3. Receive via real, actual mail, a limited edition pre-release copy of DFCM Vol. 1!
Extra credit: name ALL original band members of both previous bands, and get on the guest list to a show of your choice.

Take a listen to a few songs from our recent Hideout Inn show with Judson Claiborne. Read the Story of Sound review here.

Leaf Bird live at The Hideout Inn 10/21 by fertilecrescent

Sunday, October 9, 2011

10/21 show @ The Hideout with Judson Claiborne

We're excited to be sharing the stage at The Hideout, Friday October 21st with one of our favorite Chicago bands, Judson Claiborne. Check out their recent Coach House Sounds session here.

We're also excited to announce that you will be able to buy a special pre-release edition of our brand new album, Diamonds from The Cherry Mine vol. 1!

It's an anthology of home-recorded songs and collaborations from the last two years, We think you will love it!

Hope to see you there, and here's one of those very diamonds:
Down by Law

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Japanese Compilations

Fall is here and we've been busy! We have a tune on Casiotone Compilation #3, which is released today in Japan via ao to ao. Each artist was asked to create a one-minute piece of music featuring a Casiotone keyboard. Tokyo blog Ashbee's Fragments has the details.

Over the summer Leaf Bird contributed songs to two benefit compilations for Japan. Our song Dewey Raindrops is on 31 Songs for Japan from Flau and can be streamed and purchased from their Bandcamp page. Participating artist photos and links can be found here.

& Records compilation Anything For Progress included our song "Flyin' With The Birds," along with songs from fellow Chicago bands, Pulseprogramming, L'altra and Joan of Arc. Because the release was limited to 3 months, we're giving our track away here. Click the arrow in the right-hand menu of the player to download "Flyin' With The Birds."
flyin' with the birds

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Trouble in my Life music video

happy new year sizzlers. We're gearing up for our Jan. 6th show at Hideout with one of our favorite local bands, Caw! Caw!

Scope this sweet video (our very first) for Trouble in my Life, created by the one and only Joseph Desler Costa of L'altra and Costa Music fame. Clearly he's got some chops on the visual front as well. Thanks Joe!

Leaf Bird - "Trouble in My Life" from Joseph Desler Costa on Vimeo.