November 10, 2005

Josh Rouse: More new music to come

One of the best albums of 2005 is Josh Rouse's CD Nashville. Now comes word, via the Wyckoff Correspondent, that Rouse is releasing a digital EP (now) and a new CD in 2006. I was disappointed that he spent the majority of the year touring in Europe and not the U.S., which is ironic, given the album title and style of music (70's AO-pop).

Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2 EP came out November 8th on iTunes.
There are 5 tracks, some instrumentals ("Neighbor-Hoods" and the pretty "Daylight Savings Time"), and some with vocals ("The Last Train," "Soul'd Out" and the jaunty "Oh, I Need All The Love"). It's inspired by film scores apparently. You can also get it on CD from his website.

Subtitulo, the new CD, is due out in March 2006.
His website says this: Subtitulo is heavily influenced by Josh's move to Spain. After spending many years in central Tennessee (which came to a close with his most recent album and farewell letter to the city that helped hone his craft, Nashville), Josh packed up his bags, bought a plane ticket and immersed himself into the lifestyle and customs of the Spanish culture. This influence shines throughout the upbeat (and largely romantic) tenor within each song. Look for the first single and video, "Quiet Town" (a homage to the little Spanish community Altea, where Josh first laid roots upon arrival) to precede the album.

UPDATE: "O, I Want All The Love" is excellent - single worthy, even! It's in the same style as the last album, with a nice female backing vocal and a fab Fleetwood Mac namecheck.

If you don't already have Nashville or 1972, get them asap.

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