We’re happy to announce that Wild Leaves, a Brooklyn based hazy folk band, joined our roster! Currently, the band is finishing up a new album. The basic tracking for it took place at Saltlands Studio to 2″ Analog Tape with engineer Bob Mallory.
“Wild Leaves brings comforting, warm songs into an often fast paced and cold city.” — The Deli Magazine
“There is a lovely warmth to their music, something we are continually drawn to.” — Folk Radio UK
“Illustrious…sweeping vocal harmonies, which flow through the track like a fresh breeze on a humid day.” — Obscure Sound
Gabriel Miller Phillips spent about 12 hours a day in recording studios from September 18th through October 6th, 2013. In late September, Gabriel went into Saltlands Studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn to track the rhythm section of the album with producer/engineer Alex Lipsen (Phosphorescent) and to record some viola that Nico Muhly wrote for the song entitled “Fortune’s Son”.
The release for the new album Mirror Mirror is slated for February 15, 2014 with a release show party at Club Milla in Munich Germany.
We asked Gabriel a few questions a little while back about the new album.
What was it like working with producer/engineer Alex Lipsen again?
He and I share similar tastes and he’s a fantastic collaborator.
You mentioned that Nico Muhly is working on this new album with you. How did you guys meet? What’s his involvement?
Nico is an old friend. We met [at] Columbia, where we both went to school. Nico scored organ and viola for [the] song, “Fortune’s Son.”
You mentioned that this record will be different than your debut One for the Crow. Can you elaborate?
This album is much more emotive than my last album. It’s also looser and more impromptu in its writing and creation. All the songs were written and recorded in under two months.
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