Saturday, January 29, 2011

Maybe it's time to let go...

So hey, remember a few weeks ago when I was like "I'm totally going to post tunes!" and then I didn't? Actually, you probably don't, because I totally deleted that shit. But hey - I'm totally going to post tunes. Every Saturday. Because I like tunes.*

No, really. I'm doing this. And yes, I realize that every "weekly" trend I pick up on I abandon after about a month, but... let's just see how long this one lasts.

Hey, wanna know about a song I like? Here's one:

I know, I know, they all old and shit. Get used to it. I'm old.

Carissa's Wierd was around in the mid-nineties and disbanded in the mid-aughts.** I found them right before they disbanded. But I always loved this band, even if they were a bit... sad most of the time. Their last album was called "Songs About Leaving". Chock full of songs about leaving. Great album, and solidly advertised. So yeah, you get their vibe. But, if you can handle it, and I won't lie, there will be times you can't, it's still one of the prettiest violin-based bands I've heard, their violinist has a very signature sound. And now, just for you, they have a "Best Of" out, which has the most emo name ever. Which is just perfect, for them. And although I have the full albums, I'll vouch that this best of is a good collection if you are unfamiliar with them.

This is the song that really got me into them:

I really miss them. And yes, I believe that lion on the cover is vomiting blood. Because he's sad, y'all.

Carissa's Wierd - They'll Only Miss You When You Leave on Amazon.

Carissa's Wierd - Songs About Leaving on Amazon

Carissa's Wierd - You Should Be At Home Here on Amazon

*And that's it. I'm not an insufferable music snob (although I adore those that are), so you will be hit with Roxette at some point. You've been forewarned.

**Hate this term. Someone give me a substitute?

1 comment:

Eric said...

I thought you were doing this weekly?