In past due 2003, things found rapidly along with a bit weirdly for folkie Alexi Murdoch. Shifting to balmy LA from Scotland in the past due ’90s, Murdoch allow sleepy, weepy U.K. folk sound seep into indie and lo-fi affects. But he under no circumstances did much along with his music beyond some regional gigs, he concerned about harming his personal connection to the tracks. Which was until Sept 2003, when Murdoch made an appearance on Nic Harcourt’s tastemaking Morning hours Becomes Eclectic present for the L.A. open public radio outlet KCRW. The singer’s halting, sensitive vocals and understated classical guitar function made an enormous impact, and abruptly, savvy music licensers — not forgetting major brands — had been knocking for the Scotsman’s door. He performed on the Sundance Film Celebration in January 2004, was slated for SXSW that March, and produced all the teens cry when his dusty, melancholy “Orange Sky” tinged an especially sentimental moment for the breakout Fox Television strike The O.C. Murdoch got his unexpected and unexpected achievement in stride, marketing his self-released EP Four Tracks and planning for a springtime U.S. tour while carrying on to field presents through the clamoring major brands. However, not discovering the right give, Murdoch made a decision to once again separately record and concern his initial full-length, 2006’s Period Without Outcome, which included three from the four tracks also included on his EP.