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Seattle, Washington, United States (1995 – 2003, 2010 – present)

Carissa’s Wierd is an indie rock band which formed in Seattle, Washington, United States in 1995.

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 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 played a reunion show on July 9, 2010 to support the compilation.


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  • ShmapnShmazz

    When I first started listening to this band I didn't listen to anything else other than Songs About Leaving because I was afraid I wouldn't like it as much, but now that album is probably the one I listen to the least lol.

    25 Jan 8:50am Reply
  • mellhS

    This is literally "I just saw my ex and it feels like we've broken up all over again" music for me [2]

    25 Jan 6:15am Reply
  • SinstarClaudio

    if you've only listened heavily to Songs About Leaving, please please listen to their other two albums. just as good if not better.

    21 Jan 9:53pm Reply
  • lykanthropie

    Songs About Leaving is the most sincere album title I've ever seen

    20 Jan 7:37pm Reply
  • bgk90

    recently dumped? then Carissa's Wierd might be the band for you

    16 Jan 8:50am Reply
  • BushmanBeats

    This is literally "I just saw my ex and it feels like we've broken up all over again" music for me

    2 Jan 2:07am Reply
  • mircoas

    band della madonna.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • akerbeltz

    sad, but really beautiful music.

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mythofsisyphus

    me too..

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • storytellingman

    Damn, homies, I missed it :\\

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • indiekidxx

    sad carissa's wierd day [3]

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Narcassist

    I'm sure the wind blows gently on you now. I hope nothing ever reminds you of me.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Narcassist

    Today's the day! :33333

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Subman6

    Sad Carissa's Wierd Day. [2]

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • made-of-scars

    Happy Carissa's Wierd Day. [4]

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • brutal_monkey

    Happy Carissa's Wierd day everyone!

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Kipurrmeow

    Sad Carissa's Wierd Day.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Siberiandreamer

    Happy Carissa's Wierd Day. [3]

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Bdroone

    Happy Carissa's Wierd Day.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mc2k12fm

    to /russofob_community/ . write not english language, only russian. приеду к вам, чуркам в аул, вырежу ваше поколение долбоебов нахуй

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
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