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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Rousing Good Time

If you thought the prolific Josh Rouse was going to ride easy into the sunset after his summertime classic Subtitulo that he released last June, you thought wrong. Josh Rouse has teamed up with his girlfriend Paz Suay, with whom he collaborated with on Subtitulo. The result is "She's Spanish, I'm American", a rather bland title for an exciting duo.

Their self-titled EP "She's Spanish, I'm American" was all Rouse's idea, and the two released the EP on Rouse's record label Bedroom Classics. She's Spanish I'm American EP is like a more upbeat, faster-paced extension of Subtitulo. Featuring the always soothing voice of Rouse and the interesting sound of Suay's vocals, the 5 track EP certainly does more than simply satisfy Rouse's fanbase. Perhaps this is his new direction, as is becoming increasingly clear from his last two albums--sunnier, poppier, more delightful tunes.

Even "Car Crash" which might seem dreary and melancholy is actually a playful and witty song about driving in a cab in New York City. Or take a listen to "Jon Jon" which is definitely has that "I'm feeling hot, hot, hot" beat in the background (you know what I'm talking about?). What I'm most impressed with is the complex percussions on the EP--it's the Spanish influence I guess.

Visit their myspace. Buy the EP.
Listen to "Jon Jon" (4/5)
Listen to "Car Crash" (4.3/5)

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