The Friendly Beasts

by Michael Iafrate

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PROCEEDS FROM DOWNLOADS FROM NOW UNTIL EPIPHANY 2015 WILL GO TO THE CATHOLIC COMMITTEE OF APPALACHIA.

Since 1970, the Catholic Committee of Appalachia has existed to serve Appalachia, her poor and the entire web of creation. As a membership based organization, CCA stands in solidarity with its members on issues of concern to them. Mountaintop removal, labor, private prison development, sustainable lifestyles and communities, poverty, health, clean water, racism and climate change are among those which CCA has addressed.

For more information, visit: www.ccappal.org

The third installment of what appears to be a series of Xmas releases.

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released 16 December 2012

Recorded December 12 and 14, 2012 by David Klug in Pittsburgh, PA.
Mixed and Mastered by David Klug.

"The Friendly Beasts"
Michael - vocals, guitar, keyboard
Aaron Crothers - bass

"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence"
Michael - guitar, clawhammer banjo, melodicas, bowed psaltery
Aaron Crothers - bass
David Klug - bells

Each song is traditional.

Cover art: Karri Roberts
(folkmasses.tumblr.com)

Thank you: Dave, Aaron, Jeannie, Karri.

miafrate.catholicanarchy.org
mikey@catholicanarchy.org
2012 factory R

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M Iafrate (& The Priesthood) Wheeling, West Virginia

Singer-songwriter from West Virginia whose dark "theo-folk" touches on the intersecting themes of religion, politics, and sexuality, navigating the shifting boundaries between devotion and blasphemy while giving respectful nods to such influences as Will Oldham, Neil Young, classic R.E.M., Elliott Smith, Townes Van Zandt, Elephant Micah, Jason Molina. ... more

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