June 1, 2008

The Innocence Mission - Befriended

Artist:The Innocence Mission
Album: Befriended
Year: 2003
Genre:Alternative, Female Vocalist, Dream Pop
Country:United States

The members of the Innocence Mission were still in high school when they became friends and bandmates. Singer-songwriter Karen Peris, her husband, guitarist Don Peris and bassist Mike Bitts.Innocence Mission is a band that sings about joy, the joy of life, love and family. Don Peris finds her subjects in the small stories of life - the visits from friends, bundling up and walking in the winter sunshine, dreams and children, hope. The music has dignity and spirituality.

Befriended, is a haunting collection of 10 songs that features the interplay of Don's gorgeously warm and shimmering electric guitars with Karen's transcendently lovely vocals and moving lyrics.Karen Peris' hauntingly beautiful voice communicates with immediacy. Her very visual, engaging lyrics have a rare emotional depth and a firm sense of place. Inside them the sadness of loss and longing coexist with hope and joy. A number of the songs seem to be tributes or elegies to beloved friends...Like a peaceful dream!


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