I came across The Album Leaf when I was reading some stuff about Explosions in the Sky (EITS). I was captivated by their work when I searched them on youtube - really amazing stuff.
The Album Leaf is actually a solo project by Jimmy LaValle who already has 4 albums up to date.
Fans of EITS and Mogwai would find his work to their liking - melodic, mellow, poetic, and deep. This post-rock/ambient/indie project simply sets you away to a dreamy realm. Good stuff.