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befriended CD (2003)

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heylisten As a hug from a dear friend reassures, and as the sun piercing through the cracks of a dark, cold room may bring a warm glimmer of comfort, so does this album offer a chance of relief from the trouble outside.
Utterly magical and enchantingly uplifting, touching music, a godsend.
Thank you. Favorite track: Beautiful Change.
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eleased May 18, 2019

Karen Peris - guitars, piano, pump organ, voice
Don Peris - guitars, drums, voice
Mike Bitts - upright bass

All songs written by Karen Peris, except
Martha Avenue Love Song, music by Karen and Don, and
Look For Me As You Go By, written by Don Peris.All songs © 2003 Umbrella Day Music / BMI except
Words of My Brother © 2019 Umbrella Day Music / BMI

Mastered by J. J. Golden


released January 1, 2003

"Floating on the crushing strength of Peris' breathy, pitch-perfect voice, Befriended is a bucolic, nuanced bit of Sunday morning coffee-and-wistfulness, lovingly strummed acoustic guitars (augmented by the occasional organ line, sparingly applied upright bass, and light, flickering drums), rolling out time-tested chords with unwavering earnestness, revisiting the sweet, confessional early-70s folk of Joni Mitchell and the late-80s lilt of the Sundays and Cocteau Twins." - Pitchfork 2003


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the innocence mission Lancaster, Pennsylvania

See You Tomorrow -
“Both sweet and refined, one of the most beautiful albums of the new year, recalling both 60s bands like the Mamas and the Papas, and contemporaries Beach House and Beirut” Rolling Stone, France

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