Josh Rouse Releases
New Album Love in the Modern Age
via Yep Roc Records
“A fresh sonic direction” – Albumism
“This is a masterful storyteller celebrating the nostalgia of his youth
with his own feel.” – Forbes
“A compact collection of cool, airy but caring songs about relationships in different stages of development or deterioration.” – Associated Press
“…intoxicating in an un-bummed-out Beck’s Sea Change sort of way.” – Paste
Today, singer-songwriter Josh Rouse releases Love In The Modern Age via Yep Roc Records.
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.
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Brooklyn Vegan premiered the album track “Salton Sea,” along with an early demo of the song. Forbes premiered “Businessman,” calling the album “a sterling collection that is joyous, upbeat and, most importantly, feels completely authentic. …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.”
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 Europe in April, followed by North America in May. Click HERE for a full list of European/North American dates.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
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 18 – Des Moines, IA @Vaudeville Mews
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
May 30 – Seattle, WA @Triple Door
May 31 – Seattle, WA @Mississippi Studios
June 1 – San Francisco, CA @Chapel
June 2 – Santa Monica, CA @McCabe’s
June 3 – San Diego, CA @The Casbah