|New EP and tour!
||[Nov. 4th, 2005|03:47 pm]
from Josh's notify list email; thought I'd post it here for those (if any) who don't subscribe to it. If anyone doesn't, but wants to, there's a link on his site.
"AN EVENING WITH JOSH ROUSE" TOUR TO KICK OFF IN EUROPE IN EARLY DECEMBER,
HITTING THE STATES JANUARY '06
Have you missed Josh Rouse? We have, too. He's certainly been busy since the
heavily lauded release of his last album, Nashville (Rykodisc, early 2005).
Living in beautiful Valencia, Spain and recording incessantly, the prolific Mr.
Rouse has been chipping away at something very, very special. We'll tell you
more about it later. But for now...
Josh Rouse is pleased to announce that he will release the "Bedroom Classics,
Vol. 2" EP on Tuesday November 8th exclusively via iTunes! (Perhaps you're one
of the lucky fans to nab a super rare copy of the first in the series, "Bedroom
Classics, Vol. 1," featuring early versions of "Michigan" and "Sad Eyes.")
According to Josh, "'Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2' consists of 5 tracks, some
instrumental and some with my voice. I'm excited about it, it's really moody and
different from anything I've put out." Indeed! Largely inspired by Josh's love
of film scores, "Vol. 2" will be released on Josh's own imprint, appropriately
named Bedroom Classics. A limited edition run of CDs is on the way; which will
be available at his winter shows and online via his website.
Speaking of which, Josh will embark on a European solo tour at the beginning of
December, including a date at The Village in Dublin on December 8th and the
Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on December 9th. Have no fear, he'll be making it
over to the states in January (dates to be announced soon), previewing songs
from his anticipated new album, "Subtitulo," slated for release in March.
"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.
Yay! I'm really excited. A little worried though, as the Australian iTunes store is veerrry dodgy (Apple only released the store here a few weeks ago, and it's great if you want to buy music from Aussie artists, but absolutely shit otherwise) and I wouldn't expect this EP to be avaliable. Also, no tour here. Still, yay!