James Vincent McMorrow has premiered a new live video for ‘Glacier’, taken from his acclaimed second album Post Tropical. A limited edition 10” vinyl has also been confirmed for Record Store Day, featuring ‘Cavalier’ and 2 remixes (from The 1975, and Dptat). This follows a sold-out UK and European tour – including a London show at the Barbican and three nights at Dublin’s National Concert Hall – on top of James’ early confirmation for Coachella.
The follow-up to the platinum-selling Early in the Morning, the framework of Post Tropical was constructed over eight months. The recording itself took place on a pecan farm half a mile from the Mexican border – which the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House and Animal Collective have all called home at one point. Its broadened horizons may come as a surprise to everyone but James and the people who know him best. “I found a zip drive recently, which dates back to before I made my first record, and I’d re-recorded every single part of the N.E.R.D album – apart from the vocals – just for the joy of it. I wanted to give this record the feel and movement of the hip-hop records that I love.”
What emerged was Post Tropical – complete with the paradoxical, ‘wish-you-were-here postcard’ artwork (juxtaposing a palm tree with a polar pear). “It’s so exhausting trying to keep up with styles of music that pop up one week, and disappear the next,” says James. “For me, ‘Post Tropical’ evokes a style of music without you having a clue what it sounds like. It’s warm and familiar, but there’s something there that’s maybe not quite what you think it is. I just wanted to make the most beautiful thing I could imagine.”
Praise for James’ new album, Post Tropical
““So sonically audacious, visually stunning and meticulously modern as to recall Kanye West” The Times *****
“Profound and unexpected…a singular style that barely sounds as if it’s from this world” Mojo ****
“Empowering in subtle ways and life-affirming in ebullient ones” The Line of Best Fit
“With its deliberate, languorous pleasures, this is an album to live with, settle with and be crisply rejuvenated by” Pitchfork
Artist’s website: http://jamesvmcmorrow.com/
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