have you heard of the band the innocence mission? if you are a kid of the 90's, such as i, then you might remember their song "bright as yellow" which is one of their only tunes to really hit the main stream.
the innocence mission is one band that i feel safe recommending to anyone. teenagers, people who aren't all that into music, my parents who are in their seventies (hi mom and dad!) that's how good this band is. peaceful, lulling melodies, and sweet, meaningful lyrics.
they penned my favorite lines in all of song lyric-dom, (which, if you know how jam-packed my brain is with song lyrics, you know is saying something):
let's get up early now, dive clear into the day
let's get out of the car with open arms, not wait to be embraced.
-from the song "when mac was swimming"
isn't that such a beautiful sentiment? and isn't it just put so well?
this is my soul music. if i could make music, i'd want to make music like this. plain and simple.
so, why all this gushing about the innocence mission? they have a new album out today! it's called "my room in the trees." isn't that a great image? and if you click here you can download two of their new songs, "the happy mondays" and "god is love." also visit their website to hear "spring," which sounds just lovely.
i can't wait to get my hands on the entire album.
p.s. if you're just being introduced to the i.m. try "the lakes of canada," "sweep down early," or "beautiful change."
p.p.s. if you don't like them after listening to those three songs, i'll give you a hundred bucks. just kidding.