Alexi Murdoch Announces Canadian Shows
Vancouver, BC – May 3, 2012 – Alexi Murdoch recently celebrated the release of his second album, Towards the Sun, with a sold out North American tour featuring performances at the Lincoln Center’s prestigious American Songbook series and a stop at the San Francisco Noise Pop Festival. This summer, Alexi will perform two shows in Canada; a headlining date at the Great Hall in Toronto on June 30th and a Montreal Jazz Festival show on July 1st.
Towards the Sun is a follow-up to his 2006 release Time Without Consequence. Murdoch’s debut cemented him as a “Top Ten Artist to Watch‚” in Rolling Stone. NPR Music called it “a timeless folk-pop record that’s likely to endure.” Riding a groundswell of grassroots support, Murdoch chose to self-release Time Without Consequence. It ultimately sold over 100,000 copies — and continues to sell briskly a half decade after initial release.
Though his second record has been long in coming, Murdoch has remained in the public eye. His debut was one of the most licensed albums of the decade, receiving placements in dozens of films and television shows. Later, after appearances on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic‚” and WXPN’s “World Café,” he 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.
Murdoch recorded the majority of Towards the Sun in Vancouver in a single night while on tour in North America in 2009. Revisiting the tracks months later in New York, he fleshed them out with the help of musicians known for their work in bands like Beirut and The National, connecting him to the Brooklyn’s independent music scene.
Biographically speaking, Murdoch was born in London and raised in Scotland, Greece and France then attended university in the United States in North Carolina, where he had heard there was good mountain countryside. He currently lives between New York and a small house on the remote west coast of Scotland where he spends his days writing and working on a small wooden sailing boat.
June 30 – Toronto – The Great Hall
July 1 – Montreal – Metropolis (for Montreal Jazz Festival) – supporting The Barr Brothers