The Leaf label celebrates 20 years in action with a reissues box set and tour
The Leaf Label has announced a December release date for a limited edition box set containing ten landmark Leaf albums. Since it was founded in 1995 by Tony Morley, the label has been home to artists such as Efterklang, Melt Yourself Down, Murcof, Caribou and Polar Bear. Curated by Morley, the Leaf 20 set spreads the ten albums across 14 pieces of white vinyl and ten CDs, which along with memorabilia and sleevenotes by The Wire's Rob Young will come housed in handprinted artwork. Leaf 20 will include the late Susumu Yokota's Sakura (2000) and Murcof's 2002 release Martes (resequenced with the original tracks from 2004's Utopia), plus releases from Caribou, Efterklang, Asa-Chang & Junray, Colleen, A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Polar Bear, Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Melt Yourself Down. Leaf 20 will only be available as a pre-order through Pledge Music, but Leaf will later reissue the ten albums individually in early 2016.
In other 20th anniversary news, Leaf has set up a series of tour dates including Panda Bear, Melt Yourself Down and others.
They have also put together a Youtube playlist to keep you going until then.