Paul Murphy brings ‘Let’s Be Wilderness’, the latest release from his collaborative project Postdata, to the East Coast this week for performances in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The story of Postdata isn’t an uncommon one. At least not in the way the project started out. Like many recording projects, Postdata began simply as a collection of ideas recorded on a laptop computer. In fact, the tracks that make up the project’s 2010 debut weren’t even written with the intent of being aired outside Murphy’s family home, really. The initial recordings took place in 2008 when Murphy and his brother Michael set out to make a gift for their mother. The whole thing was completed in just a couple of sessions and eventually went on to be officially released in January of 2010.
Today, eight years later, Murphy has returned with a new Postdata album. Let’s Be Wilderness continues the project’s collaborative process of songwriting started a decade ago, this time welcoming several new artists into the fold. Released in May 2018, Let’s Be Wilderness finds Murphy working with Grant Hutchison and Andy Monaghan (Frightened Raddit), and Simone Pace (Blonde Redhead), as well as his Wintersleep bandmates Loel Campbell and Tim D’Eon.
For these three upcoming shows, Postdata will be joined by Halifax indie-folk, soft knockers Quiet Parade. Earlier this year, Quiet Parade released Nous Étions Icitte, their first French language EP.
May 31 | Seahorse Tavern | Halifax, NS
June 1 | Capital Complex | Fredericton, NB
June 2 | Tide and Boar | Moncton, NB