Here’s a song whose subject matter is winter time but yet manages to be as sunny, summery and warm as any tune ever recorded:-

mp3 : Josh Rouse – Winter In The Hamptons

Released as a 45 in 2005, it’s a number which evokes memories of The Go-Betweens at their finest and, dare I say it, the jauntier side of The Smiths. The b-side was a live version the title track of his 2002 LP:-

mp3 : Josh Rouse – Under Cold Blue Stars (live in Nashville)