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


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.



“Califorlornia” released digitally and on limited edition 10” vinyl on June 16th
John Murry is set to release his first new music since the internationally acclaimed
“The Graceless Age”.
Recorded in Oakland and Australia, “Califorlornia” (“it could have been called “Misseryssippi” quoth the artist) features four new songs. “Glass Slipper” and “Golden State” were co-written with Chuck Prophet, and also feature the former Green On Red maven on guitar. “Genius” is a cover of a Warren Zevon and Larry Klein song, and “Timmy” is a touching tribute to John's mentor and producer Tim Mooney, who passed away in 2012.
“Califorlornia” will be released on 10” vinyl on Rubyworks, and limited to just 1,000 copies. It will be also available on iTunes and other digital platforms.

The Graceless Age news...


The Graceless Age was in MOJO's top 10 of 2013, American Songwriter's top 5 of 2013 and UNCUT included it in the Top 50 Singer/Songwriters Albums OF ALL TIME!    Get it from iTunes and Amazon. Physical CDs are SOLD OUT but still available via Amazon and your local record store. The next US pressing will be a Special Extended Edition with bonus tracks.  COMING SOON!!

The Deluxe 2CD Euro version of The Graceless Age is now SOLD OUT!!  The album was released in Europe on 6th May 2013!  You can get the single disc edition at Amazon.

Australians and New Zealanders may buy from Spunk Records. Spunk released The Graceless Age in September of 2012.

A Limited Edition 180 gram Vinyl edition is available at www.7thworldstudios.com/murry/

Coming in 2014:

Tim Mooney's Original Mixes of The Graceless Age in special hand-created packaging, numbered and limited to 100 editions. These mixes are much different but display another side of the record. Each one is different and each is meant to be a tribute to Tim's legacy as an artist and producer and, ultimately, a dear friend. Both records are, but these mixes, mastered by John Greenham, reflect the earliest conception of The Graceless Age and illuminate much of what Tim and John did together in creating the works they did. Now available only on tour. SOLD OUT!!  Digital download of the original mixes available in 2014. 
©& ®John Murry, 2012