British press has unequivocally raved about John Murry's 'The Graceless Age,' which made UNCUT's final eight list for 2012 UNCUT Music Award album of the year alongside names like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Father John Misty. In fact, UNCUT's Allan Jones ranked it second only to Dylan in his personal list of the top twenty albums of the year. A full interview with Uncut can be read here: http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/
Murry's debut album, coproduced by Tim Mooney of Sun Kil Moon, will see US release April 2 on Evangeline Recording Co. Here's what's being said across the pond:
"A dark, festering masterpiece....guitars crackle throughout like static, dissonant transmissions from the rim of things, sonic squall and ruptures. The effect is often always symphonic..."
9/10 'Album Of Month' UNCUT
"Like Father John Misty, Mark Lanegan and Josh T Pearson rolled into one really broken dream..."
4**** Q Magazine
"Occasionally an album comes out of nowhere that completely blows your mind. Like this one...
5***** THE SUN
"This dark, brooding second album delivers some gently mesmerising meditations...."
"As brown as the Mississippi and as fraught with undercurrents..."
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
"A genuine American masterpiece...."
"This is an album that fearlessly exposes his dark past through songs that are powerful and healing. A remarkable album..."
""A dark cousin to Brian Wilsons' California dreaming perhaps, with the dense and elaborate Southern Sky a contender for song of the year as it pounds and insinuates its way into the listener's brain."
BLABBER & SMOKE
""Astonishingly complex sounds woven together here that will take a long time to reveal all the secrets of their making."
"A true classic in every way and one that is destined to be heard through the ages. Album of the year, without a doubt."
ECHOES & DUST