Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Oy, I've need to update this for a long time:

The new free MP3 is from The Innocence Mission, who I'll probably go on and on about in the future.

This song is called "Into Brooklyn, Early in the Morning"and is off their new CD "We Walked in Song." I still don't have it, but since there's a good record shop two blocks from my house I probably don't have a good excuse.

They're a decidedly Lo-fi group these days (although early on in the 80s and 90s they sounded a little like 10,000 Maniacs or Sixpence None The Richer), which is fitting since they tend to write about mundane things -- snow, seasons chaning, quiet rivers, friends moving, birthdays, loss, hope, love, and other things we tend to miss when not paying attention. This is all done without a bit of angst or irony, two things that it seems the music industry (and pop culture as a whole) deal in exclusively at times. It seems like they've contemplated the "beauty in the mundane" more so than most groups.

Check it out.


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