My Room in the Trees

by the innocence mission

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Kindly words about My Room in the Trees...

“Luxuriously hushed and as moving as a Nick Drake record sung by Joni Mitchell, My Room is another remarkable gem.”
– The Big Takeover • 2010

"they’re all about doing more with less, and letting faint echoes and whispers lead listeners into the alluringly calm world of The Innocence Mission, where every shady spot on the grass is its own wonderland." - the Onion 2010

"Self penned songs representing her relationships with the world and people around her. The trio have stripped the sound right back and it makes you feel every note, every word, a top listening experience." - Fatea Records UK 2011

"...full of subtle colors and variations" - the Philadelphia Inquirer

" simple but profound's hard not to smile listening to these songs; they make you realize just how beautiful the world can be."
- US Catholic

" a lovely meditation on the minutia of life" - Paste

"these songs are typically thoughtful, impressionistic statements of unwavering faith, quiet determination, and an almost childlike sense of wonder." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine Dec. • 2010


released July 13, 2010

Karen Peris - voice, guitars, piano, pump organ, melodica
Don Peris - electric & acoustic guitars, drums, cello, voice
Mike Bitts - upright and electric bass



the innocence mission Lancaster, Pennsylvania


The title track may be one of the group’s most quietly devastating songs; its lyrics speak of resilience and hope, but the addition of each new instrument introduces turbulence and melancholy. Sun on the Square is a fragile, gorgeous record, one that is as carefully plotted as it is deeply affecting. - Bandcamp Seven Essential Release ... more

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