Josh Rouse 1972 20th Anniversary Reissue
In honour of its 20th Anniversary, Yep Roc Records is proud to be reissuing Josh Rouse’s 2003 album,1972. This is the best-selling album in his catalog, which is not surprising, considering it contains some of his most well-loved songs, many of which have become standards in his live set-list. 1972, is a collection of songs that pay homage to the songwriters whose songs were popular on AM radio in the year Josh was born. Fluttering strings, hand claps, flutes and the production of Brad Jones provide the right atmosphere for this incredible batch of songs. Highlights include the single, “Love Vibration”, “James” and “Rise”.
With Brill Building wit, and a Midwestern sense of melancholy Josh Rouse has built a career that spans almost 25 years, reaching back to his acclaimed 1998 debut Dressed Up Like Nebraska & continuing to his breakthrough albums 1972 & Nashville. His well-crafted and hook-laden tracks are coupled with closely-detailed, well-observed vignettes in his lyrics. Now passing 50, Josh faces the next phase of his life. “I remember seeing Tom Waits on the cover of a magazine with the headline TOM WAITS AT 50.” Josh recalls “ I was in my twenties and that seemed so far off… but he made a great record (Mule Variations) and I hope I have too.”
Later Youth is the solo project of British singer-songwriter and producer Jo Dudderidge. His distinctive voice and piano style take centre stage within wistful songs that swoop through a modern take on Soul, Folk-Rock and Americana.
Having fronted revered Manchester cult heroes The Travelling Band spanning four acclaimed albums, the now London based multi instrumentalist has also made his name playing for other artists including Ren Harvieu, Aldous Harding, James Walsh and Lissie.