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In late May and early June, Alexi Murdoch will be in Iceland and the United Kingdom, participating in a series of non-traditional events and a rare London solo performance! All dates and links right here, with further details after the jump - don't miss out!

24.05 Reykjavik, Iceland - Tjarnarbíó (Reykjavik Arts Festival)
25.05 Reykjavik, Iceland - Tjarnarbíó (Reykjavik Arts Festival)
26.05 Reykjavik, Iceland - Tjarnarbíó (Reykjavik Arts Festival)
Info: Wide Slumber collaboration with Valgeir Sigurðsson (Bedroom Community) and VaVaVoom Theater - get your tickets here!

11.06 Cornwall, England - Bedruthan Steps (Blue Mind Conference)
Info: 4pm panel on "Privacy + Awe" - Live streamed via Blue Mind

14.06 London, England - St Stephen’s Church (Bushstock Festival)
Info & Tickets via the Bushstock site

In Iceland, Alexi has been collaborating on a music theater piece the past few weeks. The performance, titled Wide Slumber, weaves together visuals crafted by VaVaVoom Theatre with live music by Bedroom Community founder Valgeir Sigurðsson, a composer & engineer/producer of albums by Feist, Björk, Damon Albarn, Nico Muhly, Hilary Hahn, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and many others. It was inspired by Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists, a book by the Reykjavik based Canadian poet a. rawlings which pairs the stages of sleep with the life cycle of butterflies and moths.

Next, Alexi will visit the United Kingdom. First, he will participate in an interdisciplinary conference assembled by Dr. Wallace J Nichols. "Blue Mind" — which is the title of Nichols new book and the conference — was partially inspired by Alexi's song of the same name.  Alexi will speak at this invitation-only event about the connections between environment, water resources, and the human mind. It will be live streamed at www.bluemind.me <http://www.bluemind.me>

A few days later, Alexi will perform solo at St. Stephan's Church as part of Communion Music's Bushstock Festival. (This will be his first UK performance since his sold out Union Chapel show in 2011.) Alexi is donating all of his artist fees for this show to the Marine Conservation Society, a UK charity devoted to protecting seas, shores & wildlife.

Coincidentally, on June 9, Alexi's song "All My Days" will appear prominently in the final episode of the new television series "Years of Living Dangerously," a 9-part science documentary which uses the power of celebrity to draw attention to climate change. Executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarznegger, it includes appearances by Harrison Ford, America Ferrera, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle and Olivia Munn alongside journalists, scientists, politicians and evangelical religious groups trying to inspire societal changes that will help address this important issue. It debuted on the American cable channel Showtime, but should be available in other countries quite soon.

As to general news, in the winter of 2014, Alexi moved temporarily to Montreal where he began work on a new recording project. Stand by for more about that in the coming months...



We're very excited to announce the first ever Sylvan Esso EU headline tour! It kicks off in Dresden of on 17 September 2014, and you can find all tourdates below, but first, listen to this brand new unreleased remix of "Coffee" care of MS MR.

One of THE buzz bands of SxSW, Sylvan Esso?s support slots for tune-yards, Wye Oak and Tycho have seen fans flock to venues early doors, all eager to catch a first listen of tracks from the bands debut album, an addictive blend of inventive earworms and unexpected dancefloor bangers, such as online hits "Hey Mami", "Coffee" and new single "Play It Right" out next week. Don't miss their awesome live show!

UK & Europe headline dates (find ticket links and more info at www.cityslang.com):
17.09. Dresden DE – Altes Wettbüro
18.09. Berlin DE – Introducing @ SchwuZ
19.09. Hamburg DE – Introducing
20.09. Essen DE – Hotel Shanghai
22.09. Cologne DE – Studio 672
23.09. Luxembourg LU – Rockhal
25.09. Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
26.09. Antwerp BE – Trix Bar
27.09. Paris FR – Badaboum
28.09. Zürich CH – Stall 6
30.09. Brighton UK – Green Door Store
01.10. Birmingham UK – Hare And Sounds
02.10. London UK – Oslo
03.10. Bristol UK – Louisiana
04.10. Cardiff UK – Buffalo Bar
06.10. Manchester UK – Soup Kitchen
07.10. Dublin IR – Workman´s Club
08.10. Belfast IR – Black Box
09.10. Glasgow UK – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

Debut album ?Sylvan Esso' is out on City Slang on June 2nd - preorder the album on iTunes.



EMA Live in Germany!! The German leg of the EMA tour is presented by Spex Magazine, and starts tonight in Hamburg... and it is going to be killer! Do not miss this amazing band in a city near you. All dates below - more info and buy links in our tourdates section!

21.05. Hamburg DE - Uebel & Gefaehrlich
22.05. Cologne DE - Luxor
23.05. Berlin DE - Prince Charles
25.05. Padova IT - Macello
26.05. Rome IT - Circolo degli Artisti
27.05. Marina di Ravenna IT - Hana Bi
28.05. Zurich CH - Bogen
30.05. Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
31.05. Mannheim DE – Maifeld Derby Festival
01.06. Gent BE - DOK-Box
02.06. Paris FR - Le Point Ephemere
03.06. London UK - The Garage
04.06. Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge
05.06. Leeds, UK - Brudnell Social Club
06.06. Bristol, UK - The Lantern
07.06. Kleinreifling AT - Seewiesen Festival

EMA Live in Germany!! The German leg of the EMA tour is presented by Spex Magazine, and starts tonight in Hamburg... and it is going to be killer! Do not miss this amazing band in a city near you. All dates below - more info and buy links in our tourdates section!

21.05. Hamburg DE - Uebel & Gefaehrlich
22.05. Cologne DE - Luxor
23.05. Berlin DE - Prince Charles
25.05. Padova IT - Macello
26.05. Rome IT - Circolo degli Artisti
27.05. Marina di Ravenna IT - Hana Bi
28.05. Zurich CH - Bogen
30.05. Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
31.05. Mannheim DE – Maifeld Derby Festival
01.06. Gent BE - DOK-Box
02.06. Paris FR - Le Point Ephemere
03.06. London UK - The Garage
04.06. Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge
05.06. Leeds, UK - Brudnell Social Club
06.06. Bristol, UK - The Lantern
07.06. Kleinreifling AT - Seewiesen Festival