Just hours after the band had finished mastering and arranging the final tracks for their debut album, Purien Arbours, I was listening and tapping along to this alt-country gem. I say alt-country, but I don’t want to simplify this album too much. Leaf Bird's sound has many dimensions, including an Americana core, but reaches into folk, psych-pop, and even more avant-garde elements. Their sound is gentle and goes down smooth. A perfect example of this sound is the track “Deeply Dearly”. It’s a mixture of passionate vocals, layer instrumentals, a wide variety of instruments, and plenty of sun-drenched sounds.
Leaf Bird will be performing three times around town the remainder of the month. You can catch Tyler Beach of Leaf Bird tonight (April 16th) at Elastic Arts for the Homeroom Open Mic, and then on April 18th at Uncommon Ground. Finally, Leaf Bird will be performing at a benefit for Rumble Arts on April 24th at The Music Lounge. The band has also been accepted to play at LOLA (London Ontario Live Arts) Festival 2010 in September.