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7 November, 2016Print

James Vincent McMorrow to Release ‘We Move: Early Recordings and Alternate Versions’

James Vincent McMorrow to Release 'We Move: Early Recordings and Alternate Versions'

Streaming Exclusively on Tidal Nov. 18 + Exclusive Record Store Day 'We Move' Physical Deluxe CD+Vinyl Copies on Sale Nov. 25

James Vincent McMorrow has confirmed the release of ‘We Move: Early Recordings and Alternate Versions,’ streaming exclusively on Tidal starting for one week beginning Friday, November 18th. The album, which features never-before-heard demos and alternate versions of each track off this year’s ‘We Move,’ will also be available exclusively in a deluxe physical package of ‘We Move’ which combines the original ‘We Move’ on CD with a bonus LP of ‘We Move: Early Recordings and Alternate Versions,’ on November 25th as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. A list of participating record stores carrying this deluxe package can be found here: http://smarturl.it/JVM_RSDBF


McMorrow explains:

While I was working on ‘We Move,’ the whole time I kept track of where the songs began, with the intention of putting something together that would serve as a separate artifact as to how it all came together. That's what this version is. Not solo versions, but alternate versions and initial ideas. They’re raw, plain spoken, unadulterated, so that people could listen and hear the songs at the core of the production, the initial idea, the initial thought. Then when they listen to the full album, my hope is that they'll have a little more insight into what it means to make a record like this, the journey it can take. 

James has also shared a solo live performance of ‘We Move’ highlight and current radio single “Get Low,” filmed in Los Angeles earlier this year. Watch here and feel free to post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfLHjrsMB64 

‘We Move’ earned raves everywhere from Pitchfork, Pigeons & Planes, NPR Music, FADER and more. Produced by Nineteen85 (Drake, dvsn), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Years & Years) and Frank Dukes (Kanye West, Rihanna), the album has proved a historic success for McMorrow, landing at #1 in his home country of Ireland.

James kicks off a headlining US tour tonight at New York’s Webster Hall, his largest headlining show in the city to date. Full dates below.

‘We Move: Early Recordings and Alternate Versions’ Tracklist:

Rising Water                       (Venice Beach, April 2015)

I Lie Awake Every Night       (Dublin, August 2015)

Last Story                           (West Hollywood, March 2015)

One Thousand Times           (Venice Beach, April 2015)

Evil                                    (West Hollywood, May 2015)

Get Low                              (Dublin, September 2015)

Killer Whales                       (Austin, March 2015)

Seek Another                       (Dublin, September 2015)

Surreal                                (Barcelona, February 2015)

Lost Angeles                        (Alt)


Praise for ‘We Move’: 

“McMorrow gives himself an impressive makeover on an album propelled by the encouraging calculus of post-genre collaboration” –NPR Music

“Gorgeous…the album McMorrow has always dreamed of making—an elegant, hip hop-indebted record with a folk nucleus” –Pitchfork

“A menacing pop record, perfect for a drive in L.A.” –FADER

“An album full of big hooks, gorgeous melodies, and a vocal confidence that may take the seasoned JVM fan by surprise” –Pigeons & Planes


Tour Dates:

Monday, November 7 - Webster Hall - New York, NY

Wednesday, November 9 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C.

Thursday, November 10 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA

Friday, November 11 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA

Saturday, November 12 - Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC, CAN

Monday, November 14 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON, Canada

Tuesday, November 15 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH

Wednesday, November 16 – Metro - Chicago, IL

Friday, November 18 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, November 19 - Park Theatre - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN

Monday, November 21 - The Winspear Centre - Edmonton, Alberta, CAN

Tuesday, November 22 - Jack Singer Concert Hall - Calgary, Alberta, CAN

Thursday, November 24 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC, CAN

Friday, November 25 - Alix Goolden Hall - Victoria, BC, CAN

Saturday, November 26 – The Showbox at The Market – Seattle, WA

Sunday, November 27 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

Tuesday, November 29 - The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA

Thursday, December 1 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

For more information please contact Bryant Kitching or Amy Bailey at Shore Fire Media, (718) 522-7171