Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Alexi "Nick Drake" Murdoch

Artist: Alexi Murdoch

photo courtesy of http://www.contactmusic.com

Album: Four Songs EP

I learned about it...: I was curious whether the dude in the Honda commercial was blatantly ripping off Nick Drake, or what, so I did some internet research. The answer isn't as straightforward as that...

Comments: Alexi Murdoch is a native of Scotland and a folk musician who played coffee houses in obscurity in L.A. until his big break playing live on KROQ. Since then, Orange Sky has been in that Honda commercial, and he's been heard on the O.C., Dawson's Creek, and Ladder 49, and thus has what you might call buzz. This always makes me skeptical, with all that we know about major labels and the smarminess of the whole business. But since this buzz of his has been somewhat slow to grow, he seems to have the integrity of Jesus himself, and he has a philosophy degree from Duke (which is just around the corner from my hometown), I'd like to see him succeed. Unfortunately, his recorded output is still only the aforementioned EP. But all signs point to a full length in the very near future. Stay tuned.

Sound clip: Song For You

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