Informed by folk tradition while adhering to no rules, Eleanor Murray’s music exists in a genre all its own. On her last outing, Bury Me Into the Mtn, she has created an album that is structurally complicated, while also sparse and open, full of warmth and light. Her chord progressions, rhythms and melodies draw as much from Appalachia as they do from jazz. Her lyrics are as cryptic as they are simple and straightforward. The album’s sonic landscape is completely its own.
Eleanor Murray has spent the last twelve years playing and recording music out of the Pacific Northwest. Her five albums and hundreds of live shows have established her as a prolific force in indie folk music, while along the way gathering a dedicated fan base and sharing the stage with artists such as Tune-yards, Mountain Man, and Kimya Dawson. Her albums have spanned a wide range of material and her side projects extend this range even further. Eleanor is also the front-woman and music producer of Cavegreen, an electro-pop and dance experience that combines earthly drum beats with dreamy melodies, a soundscape that is grounded, ethereal, and full of energy.
Eleanor currently has a new album in the works with plans to release in 2019. Since her debut album in 2008, Eleanor Murray has been making music that refuses to repeat itself. Her music has spanned from sweet folk ballads to raucous marches, while never feeling forced. It’s the sound of a sincere artist ever-evolving, never slowing down, always growing. Her signature voice, incomparable to any other, remains true throughout. Regardless of genre classifications, Eleanor Murray creates music that is always recognizable as uniquely her own.
“…one of our best “unknown” musicians.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
“One moment you think you have Eleanor Murray figured out, but then she shows you that she’s not an easy catch. You cannot draw a square around her and call it good – she is undefinable.” – Fensepost
“Eleanor Murray is impossibly good…To call her folky would be undercutting the beauty of what she does.” – SSG Music
“Ms. Murray is bound for greatness; anyone who sees her play live is, pretty instantly, a fan.” – Letters With Mixtapes