'Golden State' track premieres on American Songwriter | Off the soon to be released 'Califorlornia' 

http://www.americansongwriter.com/2014/05/song-premiere-john-murray-golden-state/






The Artist: 
Mississippi-born folk-rocker John Murry
The  Song: “Golden State,” from his upcoming EP Califorlornia
Fun Fact: His 2013 debut album, The Graceless Age, was our #5 pick for the year
Songwriter Says: “Golden State began when Chuck Prophet threw some ridiculous art-punk 7″ on the turntable. Why he thought I’d want to hear it, I have no clue … The song was damn awful! But the idea we stole from it? Well, maybe it wasn’t …  An Eastern vocal melody painted over a very Western rock and roll song structure …  I thought, “What could be more California than this?!?” So we played with that sonic idea until we’d made up our own “Paint It Black” in reverse. We took lyrics I had already written down in one of my disorganized notebooks. It was another obnoxiously sunny California afternoon. Like a letter from prison put to music, Golden State represents the absurd and angry world I see around me here every single day. In my golden home. In Oakland, Califorlornia.”

 

Murry’s new EP “Califorlornia” (4 songs with 3 bonus tracks) and the re-release of LP (The Graceless Age) with bonus tracks, will be available on Evangeline Records on  June 17.

2 Comments

  • Hank

    Hank Croatia

    Sounds like Richard Thompson to me. Which is great, of course.
    Sounds like Richard Thompson to me. Which is great, of course.
  • Master Chief

    Master Chief Coronado, CA

    Mr. Murry, OUTSTANDING! Every damn word, every damn note - f***in' amazing! I sort of re-discovered you when I read a review of your upcoming release; "California". I have placed your LP; "The Graceless Age" in a permanent location ahead of ALL other artists, all genres, etc.. Damn huge hard drives! Gotcha located now and placed in EVERY play list, on EVERY thumb drive for car stereos. I was having on of those shitty days and when I started to spin your music, all was well in the valley. Keep up the OUTSTANDING work - the world has never needed such Artistry as it does now. You make us, your fans, take notice of things we may have over looked otherwise. JOB WELL DONE! HOOYAH! HOOYAH! HOOYAH! Respect, Master Chief
    Mr. Murry,

    OUTSTANDING! Every damn word, every damn note - f***in' amazing! I sort of re-discovered you when I read a review of your upcoming release; "California". I have placed your LP; "The Graceless Age" in a permanent location ahead of ALL other artists, all genres, etc.. Damn huge hard drives! Gotcha located now and placed in EVERY play list, on EVERY thumb drive for car stereos. I was having on of those shitty days and when I started to spin your music, all was well in the valley. Keep up the OUTSTANDING work - the world has never needed such Artistry as it does now. You make us, your fans, take notice of things we may have over looked otherwise. JOB WELL DONE! HOOYAH! HOOYAH! HOOYAH!
    Respect,
    Master Chief