the innocence mission - sun on the square LP and CD PRE-ORDER
We are very excited to announce a new album from the beloved band the innocence mission. Sun on the Square will officially be available in stores and on-line on June 29th. This is their first album with Badman since 2010's My Room in the Trees.
For listeners of the innocence mission, the Lancaster, Pennsylvania trio are beyond a favorite band, more like a beloved companion, such is their intensity and fragility of their sound and vision, spearheaded by Karen Peris’ heartbreaking, breathtaking voice. Those fans include Sufjan Stevens and Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), who have both covered innocence mission songs, and in whose company the trio deserve to be bracketed.
"All I cannot say I hope you know, all you cannot say I hope I can hear," sings Karen Peris on "Look Out from Your Window," the strong, circular, and somewhat quirky third track from the innocence mission's latest album, Sun on the Square. These lines, possibly spoken to her children -- one of whom actually plays viola on the song-- could be called emblematic for the album.
In their own way, Karen and her husband and fellow guitarist, Don Peris, have spent years trying to voice the inexpressible. Since forming the innocence mission in 1985 with Mike Bitts, upright bassist and friend from their Catholic high school, the dreamy, orchestral folk band have spent ten full-lengths speaking to our collective memory and awe at life’s mysteries. Their songs are full of sensory imagery and deeply felt instrumentation, and it's their unique way of trying to approach universal joys and sorrows that allows the band to achieve the emotional connection with their listeners that makes them so special.
"A most welcome return, from a truly treasured act, ‘Green Bus’ is an utterly captivating next-step in the innocence mission’s journey, in all the ways we’ve come to expect, and more so. Just like the steady passing of time, just like the world itself.” - Gold Flake Music UK
Sun on the Square will be available on CD, very limited edition Coke Bottle Green LP (with digital download card) and as high-quality 320 kbps MP3.
You can pre-order it on CD and LP and receive it in June, here! The CD & LP will ship as soon as we receive them from the manufacturer - likely mid-June. The CD is available for $13.99 (plus shipping). The LP is $19.99 (which includes shipping to U.S. addresses) and digital download is $8.99. Digital download will be available on 6/29/18. We cannot ship CDs or sell digital downloads to residents of the UK/Europe. You'll want to visit Bellaunion.com for those territories.
The album can also be pre-ordered through on-line retailers such as iTunes, Amazon and Google Play: http://geni.us/SunOnTheSquare
* We ship all LPs in new, perfect condition. Each LP is packed with 12" cardboard padding and placed in an LP specific cardboard mailer. The postal service does occasionally bang up our boxes. Though we take great care in packing your LPs, we cannot be responsible for damage that occurs in route to your address. If you would like your vinyl to be taken out of it's jacket so seams are less likely to split in rough mail handling, please send us a reply, with that info, to your order confirmation e-mail. If you would like to purchase insurance to cover any potential damage, hit us up at info(at) badmanrecordingco.com and we can quote that for you. Mahalo.