The Innocence Mission – Into Brooklyn, Early in the Morning

Fuck, this is beautiful. So sorry for the expletive but hearing music like this requires a strong response, something that bland non-profane wordage just can’t quite demonstrate. Quite how have the Innocence Mission have evaded the clutches of the world’s collective ear? I mean isn’t ‘Into Brooklyn, Early in the Morning’ the sound of falling snow and who in their right mind can resist that. Karen Peris’s vocals will undoubtedly be your first port of call but the band (Keris’s husband is in there on chiming chords) crouched all around her summon great swathes of gentle noise. So timid in fact that the 3-piece have nearly completely dispensed with drums over the years. Remarkably the band has been around since the mid-eighties with each new release peeling away another soft layer to reveal a more tender sense of melodious endeavour beneath. Start your collection with last year’s heartbreaking ‘We Walked In Song’. KD

The Innocence Mission – Into Brooklyn, Early in the Morning

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More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: The Innoncence Mission
Year: 2007

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  1. July 15, 2008

    Glad to see some more appreciation for this fine band, who I’ve been listening to since the 80s. I saw them twice in LA when they released their first album, and I could already tell that their label A&M wanted them to be the new 10,000 Maniacs, because they had no idea what else they could be…this song is stunning, and I adore the Mamas & Papas “ba ba ba ba”s! Thanks for spreading the word!

  2. July 15, 2008

    i never heard of them before but this is great, cheers.

  3. July 15, 2008

    Stephen: must be wonderful to hear them still churning out classics.Adam: They are wonderful, everytime I hear something new from them I have to do a post.

  4. July 20, 2008

    Oh, thanks for nice band (I’ve never heard it before). Her voice is just beautiful.

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