Just Announced: James Vincent McMorrow playing Union Transfer on 4/5

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James Vincent McMorrow | photo by Emma J Doyle
James Vincent McMorrow | photo by Emma J Doyle

Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow has released his sophomore record Post Tropical and has announced a supporting U.S. tour for the spring.  McMorrow gained worldwide affection for the raspy, painfully heartfelt folk pop songs on his 2010 debut Early in the Morning and its single “If I Had a Boat.”  From lead single “Cavalier,” though, it seems like McMorrow has found new means to his singer-songwriter ends on Tropical, trading in the woodsy organic-ness of Morning for polished R&B / soul vibes heavy on the falsetto.  Moving from the worlds of Keaton Henson and early Bon Iver to Rhye or even James Blake marks a significant shift in genres, but it’s a refreshing show of musical agility that comes off well on “Cavalier.”  Tickets and information for McMorrow’s April 5th show at Union Transfer can be found here.  Watch the video for “Cavalier” below.