Carissa's Wierd 'You Should Be At Home Here'
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Formed in 1995 by Mat Brooke and Jenn Ghetto, Carissa's Wierd spent the better part of a decade crafting intricate, melancholic music with hushed harmonies, heartrending lyrics, and sweeping string movements. While Brooke and Ghetto formed the core of the group, various incarnations of the band also included Sera Cahoone, Ben Bridwell, Sarah Standard, and Jeff Hellis, amongst others. Upon the dissolution of Carissa's Wierd, former members of the band went on to form Grand Archives, S, Sera Cahoone, and most notably, Band of Horses. The widespread success of these projects in many ways legitimizes the humble beginnings of Carissa's Wierd and the promise of their sound.
Following the release of the retrospective compilation, Theyll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003, Hardly Art is reissuing all three of the Carissas Wierd full-lengths. Long out of print, You Should Be at Home Here is the second full-length record in the Carissas Wierd trilogy, originally released on CD by Brown Records in 2001. It is now being released on vinyl for the first time via Hardly Art.
1. Brooke Daniels Tiny Broken Fingers
2. The Color That Your Eyes Changed With the Color of Your Hair
3. Halfway Spoken Heart That Feels Comfort in Everything Until it Disappears and Then Its Gone
4. A Loose Hair Falls Into a Glass of Water Without Ice
5. Fear Not My Friend for Tonight We Ride
6. Blessed Arms That Hold You Tight, Freezing Cold and Alone
7. All Apologies and Smiles, Yours Truely, Ugly Valentine
8. The Ghost of a Dead Hummingbird Flying Around the Room
9. The Part About the Vine Thats Growing Through the Window and Reaching Towards My Bed
10. You Should Be at Home Here