Alexi Murdoch Towards The Sun 180g LP
Limited Edition 180g Vinyl! Only 500 Copies!
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Alexi Murdoch releases his second album
"Towards the Sun" following his 2006 breakout release "Time Without
Consequence". Murdoch's debut established 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.
Basic tracks for Towards the Sun were recorded in a single night in Vancouver
while on tour in North America in 2009. Revisting the material months later in
New York, Alexi fleshed the songs out with the help of Jon Natchez and Kelly
Pratt (Beirut) and Kyle Resnick (The National).
Now available on 180g Vinyl in a limited run of 500 copies for the U.S.
"Just as the pastoral setting of the Big Pink house gave Bob Dylan and The
Band’s Basement Tapes an organic nonchalance, the on-the-road recording of
Murdoch’s newest album imbues it with intimacy and longing... Piano keys walk
with Murdoch's rhythmic picking, his vocals rise and fall like mid-Atlantic
hills. It has the distinct feel of a band warming up, a welcoming invitation to
a one-night stand. It's the addition of the band that lends this album its
markedly fuller sound. Pratt and Resnick's horns provide an underlying echo that
shadows the stories of unable to be requited love and familial loss spread
across the first four tracks..." - Jeff Gonick, Pastemagazine.com
"The most alluring and fully realized collection of songs (Murdoch has)
crafted so far... spare and intimate, but also expansive in their warmth and
beauty." - NPR Music
"9 out of 10" - Popmatters.com
"The extreme quiet of acoustic singer songwriter Alexi Murdoch’s new record
suggests... holy silence. Compared to Murdoch, Sufjan Stevens is a shouter and
Arvo Part’s Estonian snowscapes resemble Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”—and
Murdoch’s music recalls both Stevens and Part in its self-conscious
spirituality. " - Steve Horowitz, popmatters.com
• Limited to 500 Copies in U.S.
• 180g Vinyl
• Limited Time mp3 Download of Entire Album!
1. Towards the Sun
2. At Your Door
3. Some Day Soon
4. Slow Revolution
1. Through the Dark
2. The Light (Her Hands Were Leaves)
3. Crinan Wood