Josh Rouse’s new album, his ninth overall, is the self titled debut of his new trio, Josh Rouse and the Long Vacations. For this first excursion since the release of his previous album, El Turista, (which saw him indulging his interests in worldly music and Spanish sung melodies), Josh brings along two native Spaniards, Cayo Bellveser and Xema Fuertes, who both accent these songs in an exquisite manner all their own.
While the tone of this new album may be largely looser, and more upbeat, and distinct from the earnest seriousness of the artist’s earlier work, there is no denying that the same level of skill and care and attention has gone into it’s creation. As a result, Josh Rouse and The Long Vacations marks a new peak in achievement.
Recorded primarily in Josh’s newly constructed studio in his adopted hometown of Valencia, Spain, this record is truly a collective process, with familiar faces such as Raul Fernandez joining in on piano, Paco Loco adding his baritone guitar stylings, and drummers Esteban Perles and Robert Di Pietro each lending their talents on several songs as well.
Josh Rouse and The Long Vacations (as a trio) will be touring Spain in the fall, followed by dates throughout Europe at the beginning of the new year with a trip to America coming in the spring. Until then, you can get a peak at their new video for the lead single “Oh, Look What The Sun Did!” (previously featured on the ABC show Parenthood last season) HERE.
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