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1. Trilobites
2. Pioneer Bride
3. June of Forty Five
4. Bones
5. Bears and Dogs
6. On This Good Earth
7. Sleepyheads
8. In Good Time
9. Lightning Birds
10. Medicine for Winter
11. The Mountain King

+ Limited Edition of 500 copies.  
+ Mastered for vinyl without digital compression or limiting.
+ Mastered by TW Walsh.
+ Vinyl lacquers cut from high resolution 24bit audio files.
+ Vinyl pressed by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland OH.

Songs written by Mark Ray 
Produced by Matt Pence and Mark Ray 
Recorded by Matt Pence, Mark Ray, John Askew 
Mixed by Matt Pence 
Mastered by TW Walsh 
Vocals, Pianos, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards by Mark Ray 
Drums, Percussion, Loops by Matt Pence 
Pedal Steel by Paul Brainard 
Squall Guitar on "Bears and Dogs" by Steve Rauner 
Vocals on "The Mountain King" by Zoe Ray 
Celeste Arrangement on "In Good Time" by Ashod Simonian 
Distribution by the Undertow Music Collective 
Management by Bob Andrews / Undertow 
Photograhy & Design by Mark Ray

Released Date: March 16, 2015

Camerado’s origins go back nearly six years, when Undertow Music Collective co-founder Mark Ray began writing a new batch of songs after moving to Portland, Oregon from the midwest. 

Inspired by the untimely passing of his father, and his family’s subsequent journey westward, Ray completed demos of the songs in 2010, sharing them with friend and frequent collaborator, and revered Denton, Texas drummer/producer Matt Pence (Centro-matic, Justin Townes Earl, Midlake), who felt the tracks should be realized as a proper album. Aided by Portland producer​/musician John Askew (The Dodos, Richmond Fontaine, Neko Case), the record was completed in Fall of 2014. 

Shimmering with plaintive, pastoral textures, the eponymous album reveals Ray’s love of seminal early 70s work by ELO, Badfinger, and Pink Floyd fused with a​ lean,​ Pacific Northwest indie sensibility. 

In early 2015, Camerado evolved from a recording project into a live act with the addition of multi-instrumentalist virtuoso Steve Rauner (Nadine, The Longest Days) and acclaimed songwriter Michael Sheridan (National Flower). They will be playing live dates in the Pacific Northwest and West Coast throughout 2015 in support of their debut. 

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