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Today, singer-songwriter Josh Rouse releases "Salton Sea" along with an exclusive listen at Brooklyn Vegan to one of his earliest demos of the song. The minimalist arrangement of the demo provides a glimpse into the song's evolution from bedroom synth-pop nugget to danceable indie rock single.
"Salton Sea" is the third track off Rouse's new album Love in the Modern
Age, out April 13, via Yep Roc Records. "Salton Sea" is the third track off Rouse's new album Love in the Modern
Age, out April 13, via Yep Roc Records.
"Love in the Modern
Age" (Watch Official Video) and "Businessman" which premiered at Forbes. Calling
the album "a sterling collection that is joyous, upbeat and, most importantly, feels completely authentic," Forbes goes on to say "There is no retro gimmick to Love in the Modern
Age. This is a masterful storyteller celebrating the nostalgia of his youth with his own feel." (Listen to "Businessman")
Similar to his work on his album 1972 where he captured the aesthetics of a specific moment in time, Josh's new album Love in the Modern
Age takes inspiration from the sound and production of early 1980's releases by The Blue Nile, The Style
Council and Prefab Sprout. Also serving as inspiration were Roxy Music's Avalon, Leonard Cohen's Various
Positions and I'm Your Man. Non-ironic touches like sax, handclaps, reverbed guitar, backing vocals and keyboards give the moody but infectious songs a New Romantic flair.
Josh Rouse has solidified his status as one of his generation's most acclaimed songwriters in both the US and Europe, where he's lived on and off since 2004. Spending the better part of a year touring behind his critically acclaimed eleventh album, The Embers of Time, Rouse was ready for a change. "Coming off such a heavy record, I wanted to try something different," he explains. "I wanted to explore new sounds and write with a fresh backdrop." Trading in his trusty acoustic guitar for a synthesizer, Love in the Modern
Age still bears Rouse's distinct fingerprints even as it pushes his limits and forges a bold new chapter more than twenty years into his celebrated career.
Josh Rouse will kick off his tour in the UK in April, followed by North America
in May. Click HERE for a full list of UK/North American dates.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
March 15 - SXSW - Austin, TX @18th Over Austin
May 9 - Washington, D.C. @Union Stage
May 10 - Woodstock, NY @The Colony Cafe
May 11 - Brooklyn, NY @The Bell House
May 12 - Cambridge, MA @Club Passim
May 13 - Philadelphia, PA @World Cafe Live
May 15 - Toronto, ON @Horseshoe Tavern
May 16 - Ferndale, MI @The Magic Bag
May 17 - Evanston, IL @SPACE
May 19 - Minneapolis, MN @Dakota
May 20 - Milwaukee, WI @The Back Room @Colectivo
May 24 - Nashville, TN @3rd & Lindsley
May 25 - Atlanta, GA @Terminal West