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Giving It Up - Josh Rouse

Legbamel Not-Pop

I have most desperately wanted to post Josh Rouse doing I Will Live on Islands, because it was yet again a song through which an artist has fooled me into believing that someone else had released a new album. In this case, Mr. Rouse sounded so very much like Paul Simon that I sat in the car until the end of the set to hear the name of the album. Imagine my surprise when the DJ announced that it was from a new album by Josh Rouse, "El Turista".

Now, Josh Rouse does not usually sound like Paul Simon outside of a similarity created by the fact that both rely on their accoustic guitars to drive their respective sounds. I simply never expected to hear his name at the end of the song. That's not to say that I don't like Mr. Rouse. Because Grooveshark does not yet have "El Turista" on their site, I thought you might enjoy a more typical (and very lovely) song like Giving It Up to hold you until it does.

If you just can't wait, you can listen to and download I Will Live on Islands for free (at least for a while) from Spinner.com where it was their song of the day a couple of months ago. It's been quite a while since I offered a free download here so I figured that it was about time I sweetened the pot.

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