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Soar over Big Sur with Michael James Murray

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Soar over Big Sur with Michael James Murray

Michael James Murray at Big Sur | Photo courtesy of the artist

Michael James Murray has been a true globetrotter for the last several months. A scroll through the Out of Town Films co-founder’s Facebook page brings up envy-inducing photos and videos of time spent in Iceland, South Korea, the UK, France, Turkey, Poland, South Africa and Mexico, as well as domestic stops in Joshua Tree and the Sierra Nevada mountains. For his most recent project, though, Murray took a solo drive down the Pacific Coast Highway and filmed the landscape with a drone.

The result is a breathtaking view of Big Sur, ...

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PREMIERE: Edison regroups in the new post-rock group Sleek Machine

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Sleek Machine EP artwork | Courtesy of the artistSleek Machine are a young band, but the members have been involved in the Philly music scene for some time. Alexander Savoth and Michael James Murray of since-disbanded rock group Edison musically reconnected earlier this years; with local drummer Chris Giraldi, they … Continued

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Download The Key Studio Sessions Vol. 9 (feat. Amanda X, Balance and Composure, Mean Lady and more)

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The Key Studio Sessions Volume 9

Album cover photo by Tiffany Yoon | tiffanyyoon.com

Today we bring you our latest Key Studio Sessions compilation, pulling together the best of what we’ve recorded in the final four months of 2013. I’m always psyched about these comps, but The Key Studio Sessions Vol. 9 in particular presents a tremendous variety of musicians from around the Philadelphia region that I’m excited to showcase for you. Bucks County has a healthy showing, from the acoustic alt-punk swagger of Balance and Composure and the retro-grunge of Daylight to the booming Americana of Levee Drivers and the flower child folk stylings of ...

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Purples, Michael James Murray, Bloomsbury Coalition

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Purples released their new single “Nancy” along with a video this week.  The chamber-pop song is spooky and alarming, with a character that shows his humanity through confessions that are a bit angry and homicidal.  It’s intriguing to say the least.  Stream and download “Nancy” below, and stay tuned for the band’s full length of the same name coming this year.

This week brought the final Key Studio Session of 2013, with featured artist Michael James Murray.  On a day like today, his atmospheric compositions sound like expansive snow drifts.  On a different day, they may evoke a sense ...

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The Key Studio Sessions: Michael James Murray

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Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese

As the final hours of the year tick away and 2013 drifts into the the whispering world of memory and contemplation, we thought a Key Studio Session with Michael James Murray would provide a apropos soundtrack. We were introduced to Murray as a filmmaker a couple years back – one half of the Out of Town Films founding crew. Soon after, we met his Radiohead-esque atmospheric rock outfit Edison. But that band went on hiatus earlier this year; Murray’s sonic partner Alex Savoth took the rock side into his new group The New Black, while Murray himself continued to ...

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