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Dressed Up Like Nebraska

Josh Rouse
Dressed Up Like Nebraska


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Config/Selection: A / ROGV-090

Units per set: 2

SRP: 31.98

UPC: 081227911546


·       This is the first time Josh’s debut album would be available on vinyl

·       Expanded to a 2LP set that includes 4 bonus tracks making their debut on vinyl

·       Pressed on 180g vinyl at Record Industry and comes in a tip-on style gatefold jacket.

·       Limited and individually numbered based on preorders



Josh Rouse is an American indie folk/pop singer-songwriter from Oshkosh, Nebraska. He began his recording career in Nashville in 1998. Josh began writing songs at the age of 18 and following a nomadic childhood which included a lot of moves, he eventually settled in Nashville where he met local musicians and began recording. The initial recordings he put onto an 8-track recorder in his living room eventually became his debut album, “Dressed Up Like Nebraska,” which was released in 1998 on the Rykodisc sub-label, Slow River. Co-produced by former Cowboy Junkies member David Henry, who also played bass and cello, the album received critical acclaim from music writers/critics. Billboard wrote that it was “a dark horse gem”, and “as pure and unpretentious as any singer/songwriter album issued this year.” Glen Sarvady in his CMJ New Music Monthly review at the time stated, “Rouse is a songwriter with potential, and much of it is already realized on this debut disc.” Glen’s fellow CMJ writer Jonathan Perry called the album “a strikingly poised debut brimming with graceful, evocative songs about regret and desire.” It received a four-star review from Allmusic, with James Chrispell describing it as “one of those classic discs one hears about, but seldom hears.” Billboard described it as “a dark-horse gem….one beguiling record.” The album received three and half stars for performance and three stars for sonics from Stereophile Magazine. Josh went on to record 5 more albums for Slow River/Rykodisc before moving on to Bedroom Classics/Yep Roc. ROG is releasing “Dressed Up Like Nebraska” for the first time on vinyl worldwide and expanding it to a 2LP set that includes 4 bonus tracks.


Track Listing:

Side A

1 Suburban Sweetheart 2:48

2 Dressed Up Like Nebraska 3:24

3 Invisible 3:34

4 Late Night Conversation 3:53

Side B

1 Flair 4:26

2 White Trash Period Of My Life 6:45

3 Simple Thing 4:09

Side C

1 Woman Lost In Serious Problems 3:13

2 Lavina 4:15

3 Reminiscent 5:09

Side D **bonus tracks

1 Late Night Conversation (live) 3:45

2 Suburban Sweetheart (demo) 4:13

3 Flair (demo) 4:05

4 Cannot Talk (demo) 5:49