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Monday, November 1, 2010

from the archives.

The first in a series of unreleased, improvised, experimental and otherwise obscure sides that we've recorded over the years. This is a song Larry & Tyler recorded one night in the deep holiday freeze of 2009. It features our old band mate Tony from Fingers & Toes on keys and vocals. enjoy this shit people!

READaBOOK&smile by Leaf Bird

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Press from our September tour

We played at Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati last month, here's the write-up from Citybeat:

"Leaf Bird began with three members of the band Fingers and Toes and has now expanded to a six-piece group. The ensemble’s music is winding and adventurous, like a swaying, often dreamlike version of Prog Folk with Nick Drake-like vocals providing the melodic heart and an array of traditional instruments (banjo, violin, mandolin, guitars) used in less-than-traditional ways. The band is working furiously to finish its long-awaited debut album."

Canadian blogger Lonely Vagabond saw our show at The Boat in Toronto. Here's what he had to say:

"That was a great set at The Boat in Toronto. A vintage roots aesthetic that draws from an array of influences, soothing yet celebratory, melodic undertones and simmering energy, punctuated with splashes of sonic adventurism."

Double Door Show on 11/11 & Strobe Session with Mama Rosa

We're excited to play the Double Door here in Chicago for the 1st time as a band. We'll be opening for friends Information Superhighway. The show is on Thursday, November 11th, and tickets can be purchased here.

<--Check out this photo from our recent Strobe Session with Mama Rosa: Leaf Bird's Quin Kirchner & Charles Rumback, plus Steve Nister and of course the inimitable Brian Blade!

Official photos and audio visual recordings from this event will become available soon. In the meantime, Here's an article about Strobe Sessions that came out in Timeout Chicago yesterday.

LOLAfest 2010 Photos

Here are a few photos of our performance @ LOLAfest 2010 in London, ON last month. It was a lot of fun, and cool to hang with Londoners! Photos credited to Kevin Van Lierop and you can view the whole album here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

a new song from our recent show in Toronto

This was a really fun night at the Boat in Toronto. The music scene there is really inspiring, we can't wait to play there and hang out again. We had a great local opener, PARKS & REC.