Saturday, November 19

JOSH ROUSE

An Aquarium Drunkard reported the other day that Josh Rouse has a new EP, Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2, out on iTunes. As I'd already been planning to post a few of my favorite songs from this Nebraska singer-songwriter, the time seemed nigh.

Apparently, Mr. Rouse listened to a lot of the Smiths and the Cure in his youth, and you can certainly hear a bit of Morrissey & Marr in the chiming, rollicking "Winter in the Hamptons." Can't say that I hear much of Robert Smith in these particular tracks; "Flight Attendant," if anything, has more of a David Byrne thing going on. And the earlier "Directions" sounds like one of Matthew Ryan's better efforts.

Solid stuff, through and through.

[MP3] [left-click] "Winter in the Hamptons" [from the LP Nashville, 2005]

[MP3] [left-click] "Flight Attendant" [from the LP 1972, 2003]

[MP3] [left-click] "Directions" [from the LP Home, 2000]

1 Comments:

Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

molotov, ep is pretty good. you'll have to let me know what you think of it.

cheers. sat75

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