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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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  • AngelOfDARK666x


    Yesterday 5:44pm Reply
  • J-u-l-i-a

    listening to them is emotional masochism, but the music is so beautiful that it's worth it [5]

    17 Apr 8:59pm Reply
  • warforever

    If you want to know if your friends have hit rock bottom, check their music library for Carissa's Wierd.

    14 Apr 2:10am Reply
  • McFearless835

    this fucking band. [2]

    13 Apr 7:31pm Reply
  • Nickklos


    9 Apr 8:02pm Reply
  • damned_insomnia

    Никто кроме русни меня не поймёт, но Джен няшечка. [2]

    6 Apr 7:59am Reply
  • LadybugxD

    listening to them is emotional masochism, but the music is so beautiful that it's worth it [4]

    22 Mar 1:26am Reply
  • Dec0mposer

    Oh Jenn, fuck me hard

    20 Mar 12:27pm Reply
  • Kzllxr

    I don't think they'll ever come back and that gives me eternal sads. [3]

    19 Mar 5:25am Reply
  • drdeaf

    leave me alone seriously

    10 Mar 6:17pm Reply
  • Elio90

    the pain is still there

    1 Mar 12:40am Reply
  • BushmanBeats

    If The Piano Song isn't the saddest song of all time, I'm not sure what is. Great band.

    23 Feb 4:41pm Reply
  • stranging

    if i was born 10 years earlier i could have made it to the reunion show and i WANT TO DIE BECAUSE I'LL NEVER SEE THEM LIVE

    23 Feb 1:15am Reply
  • mobitch

    oh. i see.

    29 Jan 5:29pm Reply
  • ShmapnShmazz

    or the exact wrong time

    21 Jan 3:41pm Reply
  • kissmesashagrey

    Никто кроме русни меня не поймёт, но Джен няшечка.

    20 Jan 6:51pm Reply
  • rafaroramos

    I wish I was in Seattle by the late 90s and early 00s. Anyone here who's been a fan since then?

    16 Jan 5:21am Reply
  • sicknessreport

    this fucking band. the amount of times that one of their songs just hits me in the exact right spot at the exact right time.

    16 Jan 12:45am Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    i still don't get what's so funny about the similar artists. [4]

    9 Jan 1:09am Reply
  • cabfedhig

    love the sombre introspection of some tracks, and the bitter angst of others. such well-orchestrated misery.

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
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