Track Of The Day #1045: John Murry – Wrong Man [VIDEO PREMIERE]

Mississippi-born songwriter John Murry releases his new album A Short History of Decay  on the 14th of July. We have the premiere for the evocative song ‘Wrong Man’; a hauntingly stripped-back cut – watch it above. Replete with tumbling acoustic guitars that drip with Murry’s distinctive timbre and laced with a crumbling regret that hints at southern folklore it rustles with the ghosts of Mark Lanegan and latter-period Johnny Cash.

Like a scene from a Cohen brothers film, this stark black and white visual accompaniment was filmed by Colm Hogan last November in freezing temperatures in County Mayo near the County Galway border in an area known locally as Joyce Country where the infamous (and infamously “forgotten”) Maamtrasna Murders occurred a century and a half ago.  The version of ‘Wrong Man’ heard was recorded for the video by Bob Brennan, live at John’s home in Kilkenny and was mixed and mastered by Rick Vargas in California.

John Murry has announced a string of July and September UK dates.

JULY 16 In-Store Rough Trade, Nottingham
JULY 17 In-Store, Rise, Bristol
JULY 18 In-Store, Rough Trade East / London Record Rough Trade Shoplifting Podcast.
JULY 19 Slaughtered Lamb, London (Tickets)
JULY 22 St Mary’s Church, Guildford (Tickets)
SEPT 12 Talking Heads, Southampton (Tickets)
SEPT 13 Prince Albert, Brighton
SEPT 14 Tunnels, Bristol (Tickets)
SEPT 15 The Castle, Manchester (Tickets)
SEPT 17 Liverpool, Naked Lunch
SEPT 18 Broadcast, Glasgow (Tickets)
SEPT 19 Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh (Tickets)
SEPT 20 Basement, York (Tickets)
SEPT 21 LSt Pancras Church, London (Tickets)
SEPT 23 Old Cinema Laundrette, Durham (Tickets)

Pre-order the album here

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