New Music : Josh Ritter’s Conquest Of Rock

August 7, 2007 by
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If you’re a fan, Josh Ritter and rock in the same sentence? you’re thinking to yourself about now. Doesn’t he write those nice, folky, singer songwriter type songs like Kathleen or Thin Blue Flame ? Yes that’s him, but he obvously he must have been keeping some of that emotion bottled up inside because his new album The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter is rock and roll like Nick Lowe used to write in the late 70’s and early 80’s, (the Labour Of Lust /Rockpile period) that stick in your head for weeks after just one listen.
Check out the opening track To The Dogs Or Whoever which starts out as a Dylanesque ramble then bursts into an organ filled singalong chorus “I thought I heard somebody callin’,In the dark I thought I heard somebody call” or the single, Right Moves, with its chugging motown bass line and try not to dance along. The whole album is one great song after another. Fear not lovers of his acoustic side there’s plenty there to keep you satisfied as well, check out the brilliant Temptation Of Adam or Still Beating for a taste of that classic Josh Ritter storytelling.

MP3 : Josh Ritter – Right Moves
Buy The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter

Paste Magazine Presents
JOSH RITTER (full band tour):
03-Oct-07 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Ballroom
04-Oct-07 Boston, MA Somerville Theater
05-Oct-07 Boston, MA Somerville Theater
06-Oct-07 Westport CT – TBC
09-Oct-07 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club
11-Oct-07 Charlottesville, VA – TBC
13-Oct-07 Lewisburg, WV – Carnegie Hall Performing Arts Center
14-Oct-07 Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage radio show
15-Oct-07 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
16-Oct-07 Chicago, IL – Park West
17-Oct-07 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
18-Oct-07 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
20-Oct-07 Boise, ID – Egyptian Theater
21-Oct-07 Seattle – Showbox
22-Oct-07 Portland – Aladdin Theater
23-Oct-07 Portland – Aladdin Theater
24-Oct-07 San Francisco – Bimbo’s 365 Club
25-Oct-07 Los Angeles – El Rey
27-Oct-07 Tucson, AZ -Plush
29-Oct-07 Austin, TX – the Parish
31-Oct-07 Birmingham AL – Workplay
01-Nov-07 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
02-Nov-07 Nashville, TN – Exit-Inn
03-Nov-07 Louisville, KY – Headliners
04-Nov-07 Cincinnati, OH – Southgate House
0?-Nov-07 Carrborro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – TBC
07-Nov-07 Philadelphia – World Cafe Live
09-Nov-07 New York – Webster Hall



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