Carissa's Wierd existed from 1995 until 2003. They are reuniting in 2010 to release a retrospective compilation and will play a one-time show in Seattle on July 9th.
Mat Brooke and Jenn Ghetto formed Carissa’s Wierd out of Seattle in 1995, and released three albums before their 2003 breakup. Their plaintive, melancholy, beautiful music won over many who were fortunate enough to be exposed to it. The band’s lineup changed throughout the band’s existence. Mainstays in the band included violinist Sarah Standard, drummer (and later bassist) Ben Bridwell, drummer Sera Cahoone, drummer Creighton Barrett, and keyboard/accordian player Jeff Hellis. Their final album, Songs About Leaving, was a modest success in the Northwest, topping many critics charts and leaving fans hungry for more. Sadly, the band decided to go their separate ways in September of 2003. Jenn is now performing under the name S and Brooke and Bridwell went on to create Band of Horses. Brooke has since moved on to become part of Grand Archives and Sera Cahoone has launched her solo career. As of April 2007, both Grand Archives and Sera Cahoone have been signed to Sub Pop Records. In March 2010, Hardly Art announced that it would release a compilation of Carissa’s Wierd material, with songs picked by Brooke and Ghetto, followed by reissues of the group’s first three full-length records. The band is planning a reunion show for summer 2010 to support the compilation.
[taken from: http://www.last.fm/music/Carissa%27s+Wierd]
Reissue reviews are up on Pitchfork today! http://ow.ly/3j0kX
pitchfork.com Hardly Art completes its roundup of the work of this formative Pac NW band, which went on to help birth ...
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hardlyart.com The time for preordering is now! After spending years out of print, we are happy to be able to offer all three full-lengths from Carissa's Wierd on both vinyl and digital formats for the first time. All three releases have been pressed on quality custom-colored RTI vinyl, retain their original artwo...
One-time-only reunion show is happening tonight! See you all at the Showbox.
Feature in Seattle Weekly: http://ow.ly/28o5n
The memory that Mat Brooke and Jenn Ghetto recall most vividly from their near-decade in Carissa's Wierd is killing a deer.
It was 2003; the year before, Songs About Leaving, their third and best studio album, was relea
Feature in the Stranger: http://ow.ly/28nZx
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On the cover of City Arts this month! http://twitpic.com/21a9l3
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