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“Towards the Sun” by Alexi Murdoch

Here’s a free collection of mp3s from Alexi Murdoch, Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly commemorating their collaboration at the PopTech conference in Iceland.

The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Alexi Murdoch, has released his second recording, Towards the Sun, following his 2006 breakout indie release, Time Without Consequence.

Though his second record has had a long gestation, Murdoch’s reputation as a serious musical force has been growing. He has 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 record was finished in a few days.

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“Towards the Sun” by Alexi Murdoch

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