Carissa's Wierd?

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No thread for these guys? Or did someone just spell it wrong? Great defunct Seattle slowcore/indie mope, pre-Band of Horses/Grand Archives, reuniting for one show next month, Hardly Art's re-releasing their oop discography. Anyone else excited about this?

like a musical album. made by a band. (fucking in the streets), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 23:08 (eight years ago) Permalink (ksh), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 23:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

good band, always dug them more than band of horses

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 23:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

they got mentioned on the Artists You've Written Off/Pointedly Ignored because of their name thread a couple of times

i have one of their albums, the one with 'you should be hated here' on it. i like that song a lot.

jo jo zeppelin (electricsound), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 23:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

As far as pre-Band of Horses bands, I loved the New Mexicans. These guys were ok too though.

jennaversicolor, Wednesday, 30 June 2010 02:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

Was late to the game in hearing them, but after seeing them open for Wheat at the Sit 'n' Spin years ago, immediate fandom.

Have bought everything they've released. Not sure the reissues will be picked up, unless bonus tracks are included. _You Should Be At Home Here_ is a gem, as is the first, _Ugly but Honest_.

Neither Band of Horses nor Jenn Ghetto's S fill the void left by their absence for me. Haven't heard the violinist's album. Any good?

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 30 June 2010 16:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

*cries to jenn ghetto, smoking cigarettes and i'm not even a smoker.*

jumpskins, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 01:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

someone far cooler than me on the college radio station who i had a hopeless crush on had Carissa's Wierd as one of her most listened to bands on (right below hundreds of listens to Yo La Tengo's The Whole of the Law). personally i always forget Songs About Leaving exists until i get /just/ depressed enough and somehow it triggers a memory. brings back the worst lows of my mental health, but also how stuff like this helped me through it. can only listen in certain states though, or else i feel a little gross.

austinb, Sunday, 7 May 2017 18:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Despite being a yuge fan of the first Band of Horses record, I'd avoided this lot - mainly because Iof the awful sixth form name, I think. Just listening to the compilation and liking it a great deal. Well, there we are.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Sunday, 7 May 2017 20:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Never listened to these guys before (yep, also because of the name). Just heard Songs About Leaving for the first time and this is so up my street! To me, it feels somewhere in between a triangle of Sunny Day Real Estate, Halifax Pier and Elliott Smith, or Low, somehow. I've no use for Band of Horses, but I'm loving this so far.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 May 2017 23:08 (one year ago) Permalink

The S album produced by Chris Walla is a really nice listen. Sera Cahoone, the violinist, has a new one I've yet to hear. Talented group, still missed.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 8 May 2017 00:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Are you sure you have the right 'sarah/sera'? I thought Sarah Standard was the violinist.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Jenn Ghetto dropped the "S" name and started recording under Jenn Champion, btw.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 8 May 2017 21:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Double-checked Sera's site and we're both correct. I should have said "a" violinist, instead of "the".

I didn't know about Jenn Champion. Thanks!

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 9 May 2017 05:03 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

*cries to jenn ghetto, smoking cigarettes and i'm not even a smoker.*

― jumpskins, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 02:54 (seven years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just dug up this thread cos im listening to carissa and now im laughing at my emo post from seven years ago. my teacher's fiancee had made out with me after a bottle of red wine. i was eighteen. god...

meaulnes, Monday, 9 July 2018 23:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

listened to "songs about leaving" for the first time today and man, what a great record

k3vin k., Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:52 (six months ago) Permalink


johnny crunch, Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:32 (six months ago) Permalink

all their LPs are solid, and the b-sides are gorgeous as well. the atmosphere is particularly alive on 'you should be at home here' LP - you can hear the room breathe and it feels like an evening of company.

meaulnes, Friday, 17 August 2018 00:15 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Jenn Champion's _Single Rider_ is highly recommended. Def in my top 10 for the year. Sets a chill vibe and delivers song after solid song.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:06 (four months ago) Permalink

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