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Cranky George presenfs Single: "Misery Road"

November 22, 2016


We already wrote about the remarkable group of Cranky George and is now pleased to introduce the new single "Misery Road"


“Misery Road” is now available and is the second single from the band’s debut full length album Fat Lot of Good, available now!


(Los Angeles, CA) – “Misery Road,” the latest video and single from Los Angeles-based indie folk/rock band Cranky George, is now available. The song is the second single from the groups debut full-length album ‘Fat Lot of Good,’ following September’s release of the first single “Nighttime.” “Misery Road” features co-founder and actor Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, current CBS series Pure Genius) on vocals and co-founder of both Cranky George and The Pogues, James Fearnley on accordion.


Cranky George describes “Misery Road” as “a song with a country flair” and says the song wears its “emotions on the sleeve.” The lyrics, sung by Dermot Mulroney, center around “a love affair gone wrong and a man leaving town to find answers” and the music video continues to explore this theme with a narrative following a man struggling with his love life and jumping in his car to escape. All of this action – including the band performing in a junkyard – is  “set against a toe-tapping beat, led by a hooky accordion line.”


Recorded over a span of five years at bassist/producer Brad Wood’s Seagrass Studio, Cranky George’s debut full-length album Fat Lot of Good tips music from the bucket that dredges the confluence of the Danube, the Shannon and the Missouri. The album embraces fourteen songs, individually divergent, but which together ply a course from haven, round horn and back to harbor, by means of lullaby, torch song, sea shanty and murder ballad – an album which, with compassion, irony, humor and sometimes horror, tells stories of desire, love, loss, cruelty, ruination and pity. The music on the record, while diverse, features common threads such as Cranky George’s signature folk-inspired instrumentation – including accordion, violin, mandolin, acoustic guitars and ukuleles. Fat Lot of Good is available now via major digital outlets, on CD, and in a 450-copy limited edition double vinyl.



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