Sunday, April 29, 2007

Styrofoam Flyer on Ebay

You may be unaware of a little known promotional item that circulated with the release of the "Wonder of Birds" single. In fact, I was sent dozens of these things styrofoam flyers from A&M, which subsequently were circulated to fans as freebies. There were a dozen birds, from Jays to Seaugulls, and yes they really fly.

The complete list: Jay, Eagle-Hawk, Nightingale, Great-Eagle, Garrier-Pigeon, Shrike, Buzzard, Swallow, Crow, Pergrine, Great-Tit and Seagull.

One was recently available on ebay.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

"Tomorrow on the Runway" by Nick Redmond

Nick Redmond has uploaded a still video on The video features "Tomorrow on the Runway" from the album Befriended.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Paste Magazine Review

Paste Magazine reviews We Walked In Song in the April 2007 issue:

Radiant Magazine reviews We Walked In Song in the Spring 2007 issue:

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Don Peris - Echoes Podcast

Last year we mentioned an interview with Don Peris on "Echoes" via WXPN. Echoes now has a podcast available for download of that interview.

"Guitarist creates parlor music for home movies in nostalgic tones
Don Peris grew up and still lives in Lancaster, PA, where he works with his
wife, singer Karen Peris in a band called The Innocence Mission. But recently
Don released a solo, mostly instrumental CD called Go When the Morning Shineth.
It's a wistful, nostalgic recording of intimate guitar melodies and subtle
backing. He says the initial concept of the album was to create soundtracks for
old Super 8 home movies, of people he didn't even know. We screen his vision in
an Echoes interview."

Source: Timouth via OurCourtyard

Monday, April 16, 2007

Radiant Magazine Review

Radiant Magazine reviews We Walked In Song in the Spring 2007 issue:

Southpaw & World Cafe concert updates

The new date for Southpaw has been rescheduled:

Saturday June 16th, 7:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw

Saturday July 7th, 7:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

Tickets for the previously cancelled shows will be honored. New tickets can be purchased through the websites above.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Looking Closer Review

Jeffrey Overstreet reviews We Walked In Song at Looking Closer.

"While I admit that this release does not have the range of subjects and sounds that have made their best releases -- Umbrella, Glow, and Birds of My Neighborhood -- such enduring, revealing volumes, I still find the delicate and evocative lyrics, the beauty of Don's guitars and Karen's voice, and the technical precision of their performances to be a generous helping of grace at the end of a noisy, wearying day. They're faithful friends who know how to restore my spirit."

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Paste Magazine sampler #30

Paste Magazine's latest music sampler (#30) has included "Into Brooklyn, Early In The Morning".

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Update on Japanese version of We Walked In Song

I received the Japanese version of We Walked In Song yesterday. Although some stores list the album as an 11-track CD, some list it with 12-tracks. Both are correct. Although the artwork suggests there are only 11 tracks, there is a hidden 12th track: "Shooting Star (sketch)".

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Guitar tabs added

Guitar tabs have been added to the Other page for the "Black Sheep Wall", "That Was Another Country", "Everything's Different Now", "Now In This Hush", and "Revolving Man". "I Hear You Say So" and "Brave" have been edited.