Thursday, December 06, 2012

A not quite The Innocence Mission update

Karen Peris is releasing her first solo album, Violet, with kids and Don in tow. Not quite the Innocence Mission without Mike or Steve, but a new release many will be excited to hear.

Here's a description from Karen:

"While we have been working on a new (the innocence mission) record, we've also enjoyed making recordings of a group of songs that seemed to belong together on a separate album. They were all written on piano. Some have words and are sung. I guess that's a bit redundant, unl...ess we consider the possibility that they could have been rap songs. Well, anyway, about half the songs are sung, with piano and with beautiful guitar parts from Don. And the other half are piano, or piano and pump organ, and some other instruments. My instruments are all fairly old and NOISY, so Don gets a special award for most patient and excellent engineer. He worked so meticulously to record my old spinet and little field (pump) organ. The accordion was the funny last straw, it's started to sound like a giant bowl of rice crispies, so it is having a small rest. I'm thrilled that our children have added wonderful violin and viola parts to two of the songs. So I've had tremendous help with this record, which is called Violet, and it really has been a joy to make."

For more information on her new album and a sample, be sure to visit

Don Peris also is working on a new solo CD:

"Don also has a new album of guitar music, releasing later this winter. We will post more details about it soon."

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Jonathan Inc re-releases "The Lakes of Canada"

Jonathan Inc. has re-released their cover of  "The Lakes of Canada" by the Innocence Mission on their new album The Greatest Songs I Never Wrote. You can order the album at here.

The original release was found on their Halfway To A Better Place album as a hidden track.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

On September 18th, Atlantic Records is releasing the soundrack to the film The Perks of Being A Wallflower. The Innocence Mission track "Evensong" is included. The album will be released on CD, 12" and digitally. This will mark the first time that a song from the Umbrella album will be released digitally, so we can only hope that Umbrella will be re-issued at some point.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Updated: Trespassers William release IM cover

Trespassers William is releasing a newer version of their demo-rarities album called Cast. It's a 2-disc CD set and once again contains their version of "Tomorrow On The Runway" by the Innocence Mission. You can pre-order the album at Saint Marie Records.

Originally posted 1/31/11 12:40pm

It's been over a year since the last update on the Innocence Mission tribute album. Since that time, at least one of the bands that was to be featured on the album has decided to go ahead and release their track commercially.

Trespassers William is releasing a 12-track album called Trespassers William B-Sides. The digital album contains their version of "Tomorrow On The Runway" by the Innocence Mission. You can buy both the single or the album at their site on

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

"Bright As Yellow" remix

Found this BAY remix by DJCrumbs (To download: click the image below to go to the downloads section):

Seriously, it's been a slow couple of months..

Friday, April 27, 2012

"Bright As Yellow" video now available for purchase

Updated: The video has been removed from download in the US, but is still available in Canada for purchase.

Originally posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
iTunes has recently added the "Bright As Yellow" music video as a downloadable purchase. The video is available for $1.49.

Specs: DRM encoded M4V file, 44.1MB, 640x464.

Visit the iTunes store (LINK REMOVED).

Sunday, February 19, 2012

New song available for download, "Morningside"

Don Peris has recorded and uploaded a new instrumental mic check called "Morningside". The song was posted to both his personal Facebook page as well as the Innocence Mission page. It remains to be seen where this song will end up on an upcoming Innocence Mission release or another solo album, or as an unreleased demo. Stay tuned.

"Morningside" is available for free download at in our downloads section.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

"The Chameleon Club" Documentary

THE CHAMELEON CLUB a film by Allen Clements will be showing as part of an evening which celebrates Lancaster, Local Music, and the fabulous art institution, The Chameleon Club. The event will take place on Friday, January 13, 2012.

The film will also feature an interview with Innocence Mission bassist, Mike Bitts.

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