From Hardly Art headquarters:
It is with the upmost excitement and satisfaction that we here at Hardly Art officially announce our working relationship withÂ Carissaâ€™s Wierd.
For those of you that are not familiar, Carissaâ€™s Wierd was a much beloved Seattle band operating in the late 90s and early 00s alongside bands like Modest Mouse, 764-Hero and Iron & Wine (as the story goes, Ben Bridwell of Carissaâ€™s Weird and later Band of Horses was the first to pass Iron & Wine demos along to his friends at Sub Pop).Â At their most basic Carissaâ€™s Wierd was a collaboration between dual singer / guitarist / songwriters Mat Brooke and Jenn Ghetto â€“ in various forms and with various lineups they released a trio of studio albums and a couple of collections of odds and ends between 2000 and 2003, and played their last show at the Crocodile CafÃ© in Seattle in November of that year.
The big kicker to all this? Hardly Art will reissue all the group’s albums (which go for a pretty penny online), and the group will reunite for at least one show in Seattle when the label releases the band’s retrospective, Theyâ€™ll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003.
For those who are curious about this talented act that blended mid-90s emo with down-tempo indie for a sound that many other acts would take as their own, take a look at the video below: