Singer/songwriter Alexi Murdoch has taken an unwavering DIY approach to the music business. Born in London and raised in Scotland, the musician moved to L.A. in the late '90s (following a brief stint at Duke University) and began playing local gigs. KCRW's Nic Harcourt, host of the influential Morning Becomes Eclectic radio show, approached Murdoch following a show in the summer of 2002, and Murdoch's self-recorded demos were soon being played on Harcourt's show. As a result, the Four Songs EP was born out of necessity, and the songwriter soon sold 50,000 copies without signing a major-label deal.
Murdoch continued to ride the underground success of Four Songs. By 2006, standout track "Orange Sky" had already appeared on Dawson's Creek, The O.C., Prison Break, and Zach Braff's Garden State. Continuing his streak of independence, Murdoch released debut album Time Without Consequences on his own label, Zero Summer, in June 2006.
- Andrew Leahey