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befriended LP 2019

by the innocence mission

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    LP version on translucent deep purple vinyl.

    Includes the previously unreleased bonus track “Words of My Brother.” This is the first time the LP will be released in North America.

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released 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


"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

NPR Top Ten CD of 2003 - Christian Bordal

This album is dedicated to Mary McCullough,
most beautiful mother and friend, 1930-2001


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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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