BRINGING IN THE DARLINGS is Josh Ritter's EP of six new songs. This EP is the first studio recording in several years that does not feature Josh's touring group, the Royal City Band. The
only person in the studio with Ritter was Brooklyn-based producer Josh Kaufman, who contributed most of the other instruments.
Ritter sums up the EP: ''I knew I wasn't making my next album here, but something smaller, and that smallness felt really good. I was listening to a lot of early Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, and the Everly Brothers, and the mood struck me one day to sit down and put to tape some songs that felt graceful and uncomplicated. Simplicity was what I wanted, musically and lyrically. During the winter months, simpler fare sticks to the ribs, but hopefully it tastes just as good.''
Bringing In the Darlings was recorded and mixed in four days at Homeward Sound Studios in Ritter's current hometown of Brooklyn, New York.