Monday, July 19, 2010

PopMatters vs Cincinnati CityBeat reviews

Every once and awhile you'll run across a negative review of an Innocence Mission album. Although not exactly scorching, Ryan Reed chooses to note the obvious to longtime fans (that the sparse arrangements tend to be quiet and alike), albeit negatively, in his PopMatters review.

The most common feedback I receive from fans who've been following the band since the first two albums is that they miss Steve Brown. His drumming arrangements do tend to add more punch and depth to the band's music. For those who miss the band's early days, Steve performs on "Rain" (the first track on the album).

Speaking of Steve Brown, here is a more positive spin of the album from Cincinnati CityBeat's Brian Baker that more eloquently summarizes my statement above.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Les Filles Sont Folk"

Newly added to the compilations section is the 2007 EMI French release Les Filles Sont Folk with The Innocence Mission track "Happy Birthday".

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rich Ruoff to bring live music to Ephrata Main Theatre

Looks like Steve Brown has hired a booking agent for his new theater business. Check out the news item at Lancaster Online. There also a mention of the Innocence Mission's new album.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"My Room In The Trees" free listening party

If you haven't already purchased My Room In The Trees, be sure to visit to listen to the entire album for free.

And while you're there, be sure to listen to the new Crowded House CD Intriguer.

Release day reviews

Josh Hurst has written a short thumbs-up review of My Room In The Trees for

Also, you can visit to read Noel Murray's review and Shopping to read Jamey Schrick's review.

Friday, July 09, 2010

What Album Are You Most Looking Forward To Next Week?

If the answer is My Room In The Trees, you should be voting on Magnet Magazine's new poll. Click the link below to vote for The Innocence Mission.

What Album Are You Most Looking Forward To Next Week?

Thursday, July 08, 2010

"In The Bathtub Of The World" video now online

Back in 2006, we reported on the video release for In The Bathtub Of The World (original story here), now the video is available for viewing on YouTube.

Subsequently, there is also a brief snippet of The Innocence Mission's "Follow Me" that was used in the movie.

Here's a link to Part 1 of 9.

French release of "My Room In The Trees"

My Room In The Trees is now available for purchase in France through the Fargo Store.