Carissa’s Wierd Songs About Leaving is one of the greatest albums ever created by an amazing crew of humans!!! It’s hard for me to focus because every time I listen to this album, I get full-body chills! The combination of Jenn’s and Mat’s vocals on songs like “Ignorant Piece of Shit” is so fucking far beyond perfect!
This feature is not just about one album. This feature is about a band that has not gotten its just due. This feature is about a band that has given me hope when I had none. This feature is about one of the heaviest quietest bands to ever do it!
Carissa’s Wierd’s music is PNW Indie Blues created by Punks who also happen to be friends. I want to say thank you to them for creating music that will empower us all to feel the sunshine when no sun is shining. When I hear songs like “Halfway Spoken Heart that Feels Comfort in Everything Until it Disappears and Then it’s Gone,” I can hear my inner child speaking to my fears, saying, it’s going to be okay. Matt’s voice is so haunting and powerful; when I hear him sing I’m glad I’m alive to experience it. Don’t even get me started on Jenn’s voice, because when I hear her, I know that my depression won’t do me in!
Carissa’s Wierd is a band of friends that created sonic art because they wanted to bring something special to the world. I know that their music speaks to the human condition in us all and their songs will never get old. If anyone in the band reads this, I want y’all to know that y’all will always mean the world to me, and I know I’m not alone when I say this: Carissa’s Wierd RULES!!!