ALEXI MURDOCH

Towards The Sun
Release:
08.04.2011
Label:
City Slang
Format:
CD
Article No.:
SLANG0680165
EAN Code:
4250506801656
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Alexi Murdoch set to release his beautiful new album Towards the Sun on various release dates throughout Europe on City Slang.

It may be hard to believe when listening to the record, but Murdoch recorded the majority of Towards the Sun in Vancouver in a single night during a North American tour in 2009. Revisiting the tracks months later in New York, Murdoch called on several mainstays of Brooklyn’s thriving independent music scene to help put the finishing touches to the album, including Jon Natchez (Beirut), Kelly Pratt (Beirut) and Kyle Resnick (The National).

This new opus is Murdoch’s second full-length record to date, and a follow-up to the 2006 release Time Without Consequence, which cemented Murdoch as a “Top Ten Artist to Watch” according to Rolling Stone. NPR Music called the 2006 effort “a timeless folk-pop record that’s likely to endure” – riding a groundswell of grassroots support, Murdoch chose to self-release Time Without Consequence, which went on to sell over 100,000 copies. After appearances on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and WXPN’s “World Café,” Murdoch was tabbed by director Sam Mendes to contribute nine songs to the soundtrack for the acclaimed 2009 film Away We Go, alongside tracks by the Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, George Harrison & the Stranglers.

Born in London and raised in Scotland, Greece and France before attending school in North Carolina, Alexi Murdoch currently splits his time between New York and a small house on the remote west coast of Scotland where he splits his time between writing and working on his small wooden sailing boat.
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Towards The Sun
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At Your Door
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Some Day Soon
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Slow Revolution
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Through The Dark
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Her Hands Were Leaves
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Crinam Wood