Why am I only discovering these guys now? Formed in 1995, disbanded in 2003 and the worst part of it is that I’ve only been able to track down a handful of songs. All have gone on to other projects (Band of Horses included – can hardly complain about that one!) but I’d love to know how they’d sound were they still around now. Those strings! Those melodies! All that melancholy introspection. This is gorgeous, melting, aching stuff.

Blankets Stare (Live) – Carissa’s Wierd

The Colour That Your Eyes Changed With The Colour Of Your Hair – Carissa’s Wierd

Fluorescent Lights – Carissa’s Wierd

Check out my earlier post of ‘All Apologies And Smiles, Yours Truly, Ugly Valentine’

Oh, and just so you know, it’s deliberately spelt ‘wierd’ and not ‘weird’. No idea why.