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With soaring falsetto, haunting melodies, and flawless harmonies comparable to Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, Irish folk artist James Vincent McMorrow is giving American Indie/Folk artists a run for their money. McMorrow sites F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Steinbeck as lyrical inspirations, and shades of Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, and Band of Horses fill out the set. Unfortunately for us New Yorkers, James is touring across the pond for a while and won’t be coming to play in our lovely city anytime soon.

McMorrow’s first full-length LP, Early In the Morning, was released in the USA during January of 2011. an download a copy of the full-length for $5 on Amazon, type his name into Spotify, or download four acoustic tracks from Early In the Morning on Daytrotter fo’ free.

SoulKitchen, the French music magazine did a video of JVM for its V-Log earlier this year:

Tracks of Note: We Don’t Eat, Follow You Down to the Red Oak Tree, Red Dust, If I Had a Boat, and Early In the Morning, I’ll Come Calling

Make sure to listen to James’ cover of Willow Smith’s Whip My Hair.