Free Leaf Sampler Available For Download Now
Published 23 July 2009 by BWL

In March 2009 we released a free Leaf download sampler called Don't Run Over The Birds, Please. in the form of a Dropcard. The compilation features tracks by most of our current artists including an exclusive track by Murcof and versions of tracks from upcoming albums by Efterklang, Vladislav Delay and Nancy Elizabeth.

For those not lucky enough to pick up one of the Dropcards at the time, we are now making the compilation available as a budget-priced download (from 99p for the whole album) through a few hand-picked download outlets, including iTunes, Bleep, Boomkat, eMusic and Other Music.

The sampler will also be available for FREE to subscribers to our newsletter until the end of August. To be added to The Leaf Label’s info mailing list (if you're not already), sign up at: and follow the instructions to get the free downloads.

Here are some links, with offers subject to change:
iTunes UK
iTunes US
Other Music

Track listing:
1. Icy Demons - 1850
2. Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra - Frida Found A Friend (live)
3. A Hawk And A Hacksaw - Kertész
4. Nancy Elizabeth - Tow The Line
5. Murcof - Excerpt #1
6. Wildbirds & Peacedrums - There Is No Light
7. Vladislav Delay - Melankolia (edit)
8. Essie Jain - I Remember It Just Like This
9. volcano! - So Many Lemons

More information on the tracks can be found here.

And you can stream the whole compilation on Spotify:
Various Artists – Don't Run Over The Birds, Please.

Efterklang Announce New CD/DVD And European Tour Dates
Published 31 July 2009 by BWL

Efterklang have announced the release of Performing Parades, their most ambitious project yet. A limited edition deluxe gatefold CD+DVD and LP+DVD package, it features the collective performing their acclaimed 2007 album Parades in full, accompanied by The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, in their hometown of Copenhagen.

“In many ways this release marks the pinnacle of what we have been trying to achieve with our two albums, Tripper and Parades,” says the band’s Casper Clausen. “It also closes a chapter as we work on taking our music in a new direction.”

The live recording is packaged with an intimate 55-minute concert film directed by Benjamin Hesselholdt. The DVD also includes a behind the scenes documentary (with English and Danish subtitles) of the preparations for the event, as well as all six video clips made for songs from Parades and an acoustic performance of 'Mirador' is also featured on the DVD.

The artwork for the project is by the acclaimed design duo Hvass&Hannibal, who also produced the artwork for Under Giant Trees and Parades, as well as the costumes, production and stage design for the Copenhagen show.

Efterklang will celebrate the release of Performing Parades with a major concert at London’s Barbican, that we previously announced, in which the orchestral version of Parades will be staged with The Britten Sinfonia, who teamed up with Efterklang to great success at this year’s fuseleeds09 festival.

Efterklang are touring this summer with slots at several European festivals, and will return in the autumn for further shows to promote the release of Performing Parades. Full list of confirmed dates follows, check here for updates:

Fri 14 Aug: BeatDay, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Fri 4 Sep: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, IRELAND
Sat 5 Sep: Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland, NETHERLANDS
Fri 11 Sep: Bestival, Isle Of Wight, UK
Sat 12 Sep: End Of The Road Festival, Dorset, UK
Sun 13 Sep: The Globe, Cardiff, UK
Mon 14 Sep: St John's Church, Coventry, UK
Thu 17 Sep: Parken, Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Fri 18 Sep: Hornstull Strand, Stockholm, SWEDEN
Sat 19 Sep: Babel, Malmö, SWEDEN
Wed 23 Sep: Det Norske Studentersamfund, Storsalen, Oslo, NORWAY
Thu 24 Sep: Ekko Festival, Bergen, NORWAY
Fri 25 Sep: Tou Scenen, Stavanger, NORWAY
Sat 26 Sep: Kick, Kristiansand, NORWAY
Wed 28 Oct: Barbican Hall, London, UK – Performing Parades with The Britten Sinfonia
Fri 30 Oct: Oran Moor, Glasgow, UK
Sat 31 Oct: The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
Sun 1 Nov: Brainwash Festival, Stylus, Leeds, UK
Wed 18 Nov: Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, GERMANY
Thu 19 Nov: Kulturbunker, Köln, GERMANY
Fri 20 Nov: Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum, GERMANY
Sat 21 Nov: Junges Schauspiel, Hannover, GERMANY
Tue 24 Nov: Knust, Hamburg, GERMANY
Wed 25 Nov: Ut Connewitz, Leipzip, GERMANY