Keep The Good Ones Close is the natural progression of the work Mission Spotlight began with its 2012 EP Everything That Floats, which Willamette Week called “a modern soundtrack suited for the American West” and The Portland Mercury referred to as “a steadier, less impressionistic—but no less heartfelt—cousin to Richmond Fontaine’s literary version of Pacific Northwest country.”
Recording the new album took time. A first effort at recording the songs simply didn’t work. Andthe band floundered, wondering if they could recapture the beauty of that first EP. Many bands don’t make it through this space. But the addition of a new drummer and a return to Jackpot! Studios with friend and producer Larry Crane energized the group, helping them approach old songs differently and leading to a run of new songs that would make Keep The Good Ones Close the next step they were looking for.
The album is available on cd and digitally July 7th per links below on Bandcamp, CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes.
Special Guest Musicians include: Sue Weaver (Little Sue), Jenny Conlee (Decemberists, Black Prairie), Paul Brainard(Richmond Fontaine).
Latest Video: “What It Takes” @ Mississippi Studios
Cds and downloads at cd baby
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