Los Angeles indie-rock band Cranky George has released a new single titled “Nighttime.” From the opening guitar line, I was reminded of early REM and wafting memories of college-dorm windows open blasting the cerebrally driven sounds. Fans of The Smiths will also appreciate this tune. There are wonderfully mid-range male vocals sung passionately, plus, even a few Italian lyrics in there. The song is upbeat but fantastically slow-dance-oriented, dramatic, and mildly psychedelic. It would be good to take in a show of these guys, should you find yourself in the LA area; I imagine this sound would come off fantastically live. To learn more about Cranky George, please visit their FaceBook page here.