Multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle, the man behind the Album Leaf, wasn't always such a mellow fellow. Back in the '90s, he got his first taste of large-scale musical appreciation as a guitarist with Tristeza, a singing-free combo capable of unleashing a righteous clangor on cuts such as "El Mirador," and while drumming for GoGoGo Airheart, a punky San Diego outfit. On his own, however, he's tended to speak, and... More >>>