James Vincent McMorrow Embraces R&B on New 'Post Tropical' LP

James Vincent McMorrow Embraces R&B on New 'Post Tropical' LP
We've never used the word "tropical" to describe Irish folksinger James Vincent McMorrow's melancholic music, but that isn't stopping him from declaring himself Post Tropical on his new LP. This sophomore full-length is out in Canada on January 14 through Dine Alone Records (releases elsewhere in the world will be handled by Vagrant Records, Believe Recordings and Dew Process).

The album was produced and performed entirely by McMorrow, with recording taking place on a Texas pecan farm near the Mexican border. In crafting these 10 songs, a press release notes that he drew on "hundreds of non-linear sound files and lyric pages."

Post Tropical apparently finds the songwriter incorporating hip-hop and R&B into his style and utilizing 808 drum machines, looped piano, and even "50 mandolins made to sound like a waterfall on 'The Lakes.'" The singer said in a statement, "I wanted to give this record the feel and movement of the R&B records that I love."

You can hear a clip of a new track via a very dramatic album trailer, which is embedded at the bottom of this page.

Also, below, see McMorrow's tour schedule. It includes a number of shows in the UK and Ireland, plus North American gigs in Toronto (November 16) and New York (November 21).

Tour dates:

11/16 Toronto, ON - Great Hall
11/21 New York, NY - Joe's Pub
01/24 Manchester, UK - Manchester Cathedral
01/25 Bristol, UK - St George's
01/26 London UK - Barbican Centre
01/28 Glasgow, UK - Celtic Connections @ City Hall
01/30 Galway, Ireland - Seapoint
01/31 Cork, Ireland - Cork Opera House
02/01 Limerick, Ireland - University Concert Hall
02/02 Kilkenny, Ireland - The Set Theatre
02/04 Dublin, Ireland - National Concert Hall