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Carissa's Wierd

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Years active  1995–2003, 2011
Labels  Brown Sad Robot
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Associated acts  Band of Horses S Grand Archives
Past members  Mat Brooke Jenn Ghetto Sarah Standard Sera Cahoone Jeff Hellis Robin Peringer Ben Bridwell
Origin  Seattle, Washington, United States (1996)
Albums  Songs About Leaving, You Should Be at Home Here
Genres  Indie rock, Sadcore, Chamber pop
Members  S, Ben Bridwell, Mat Brooke, Sera Cahoone, Robin Peringer
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Carissa's Wierd was an indie rock band from Seattle that formed in 1995 and disbanded in late 2003. Their sound has been described as "chamber rock". The band deliberately misspelled the word "Weird" in their name. Their vocals, provided by Mat Brooke and Jenn Ghetto, were always very quiet and often could not be clearly heard over the instrumentation.

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History

The band played their final shows at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle in November 2003.

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Following the band's breakup, Jenn Ghetto and Sera Cahoone started solo projects, Ghetto's under the name "S." Mat Brooke and Ben Bridwell formed Band of Horses, which Brooke later left to form the band Grand Archives.

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On July 13, 2010, Hardly Art released a "best of" compilation titled They'll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003. The release was preceded by a one-off reunion show on July 9, 2010 at Seattle's Showbox at the Market, which featured Brooke, Ghetto, Cahoone, Robin Peringer, Sarah Standard and Jeff Hellis.

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In July 2010, Brooke revealed that he and Ghetto had recently bought back all rights to Carissa's Wierd's back catalogue, which was previously owned by Sad Robot Records. He said, “Me and Jenn have been working for a while to buy back the rights to all of our records and we finally were able to get them all back.” This should allow all of Carissa's Wierd's albums to be re-released soon.

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In July 2011, Mat Brooke told The Air-Raid Podcast, in an episode entitled "History Repeats Itself With Grand Archives," that another reunion show was scheduled at Neumos in Seattle on September 24. Brooke said that the band may play the Ugly But Honest album in its entirety, with the original band line-up. In August 2011, a new single, "Tucson" was released and that was followed, on October 10, by another concert at New York University.

Albums

  • Ugly But Honest: 1996-1999 - Brown Records (1999)
  • You Should Be at Home Here - Brown Records (June 2001)
  • Songs About Leaving - Sad Robot Records (2002)
  • Scrapbook (2003)
  • I Before E - Sad Robot Records (2004)
  • They'll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003 - Hardly Art (2010)
  • Singles

  • "You Should Be Hated Here" 7" - Sub Pop Records (2001)
  • "Tucson" b/w "Meredith & Iris" 7" - Hardly Art (2011)
  • Compilation albums featuring tracks by the band

  • Home Alive Compilation, Volume 2: Flying Side Kick - Broken Rekids (2001)
  • Keepsake, Volume 1 - Keep Recordings (2004)
  • Songs

    So You Wanna Be a SuperheroSongs About Leaving · 2002
    Ignorant Piece of ShitSongs About Leaving · 2002
    September Come Take This Heart AwaySongs About Leaving · 2002

    References

    Carissa's Wierd Wikipedia


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