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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
1994 Plymouth Acclaim sure was a beauty; parting with it was difficult. This is why D.B. Rouse's lyrics in "Love Song To My First Car" speaks volumes to me: "It may have been a wreck of worn out rubber and steal, but the whole world just looked better from behind that steering wheel" he sings. How true it is! The whole reason I started working at 15 was to get a car by 16, it was a symbol of my new freedom. Who cares how it looks? It was my car. While "Love Song To My First Car" is a fun little ditty, it's a fair representation of Rouse's ability to make honest, down-to-earth tunes, which is effective for his folk (and countryish) persona. Thus, I suppose it's also appropriate that Rouse's new album And the Music Flowed, Like Blood From the Stereo was recorded, mixed, and mastered by himself in a toolshed on a horse ranch in Austin, TX. It's rooted in pure Americana, and such is heard when listening to his new release. Below is "Future In Flames", so feel free to take a listen. You can download the song below, and if you want an early edition of the full album you can hit up Bandcamp for those goods. Enjoy!