Alexi Murdoch

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acclaimed singer-songwriter Alexi Murdoch's second recording, Towards
the Sun, follows his 2006 breakout indie release, Time Without
Consequence. Murdoch's debut cemented him as a Top Ten Artist to Watch
in Rolling Stone, gained him five stars from Alternative Press, and was
hailed as "a timeless folk-pop record that's likely to endure" by NPR
Music. Fiercely independent, and supported by
a word of mouth groundswell, Murdoch chose to self-release Time Without
Consequence. It has to date sold over 100,000 copies -- and continues
to sell briskly almost a half decade after initial release.Though
his second record has had a long gestation, Murdoch's reputation as a
serious musical force has been growing apace. With no marketing and
little fanfare, his debut quietly became one of the most licensed albums
of the decade, receiving placements in countless films and television
shows, making Murdoch one of those rare artists who is known primarily
for how his music actually sounds. (He has also made multiple
appearances on prominent radio outlets like KCRW's Morning Becomes
Eclectic, WXPN's World Café, WNYC's Soundcheck, Minnesota Public Radio's
The Current, and Seattle's KEXP.) Most recently Murdoch was tabbed by
director Sam Mendes to helm the soundtrack for the acclaimed 2009 indie
film Away We Go, contributing nine songs alongside songs by the Velvet
Underground, Bob Dylan, George Harrison & the Stranglers.Murdoch
tape-recorded the majority of Towards the Sun in Vancouver in a single
night while on tour in North America in 2009. Revisiting the tape months
later in a basement studio in Brooklyn the arrangements were kept
poignantly spare; calling on a small handful of local musicians, the
record was finished in a few days. The result is a compellingly stark
and raw document of quiet, visceral folk songs that are at once dark and