Carissa's Wierd are reuniting again for a pair of shows in celebration of the new Tucson 7" out now on Hardly Art! The 7" is the band's first new material in over seven years. Listen to half of it, "Meredith & Iris", below.
Carissa's Wierd may be unjustly known as the springboard for Band of Horses and eventually Grand Archives. Benjamin Bridwell and Mat Brooke were both members of the Northwestern crew before their 2003 dissolution, though note that Bridwell is not part of the reunion. Everyone else is.
The live dates are 9/24 at Neumo's in Seattle and 10/10 at NYU's Eisner & Lubin Auditorium in NYC, and the NYC show WILL be open to the general public -- $4 with NYU ID, $8 non-NYU, sold day of show at the NYU ticket central box office. Very exciting news.
Coincidentally (?), Band of Horses lead guitarist Tyler Ramsey is playing NYC the same night, October 10th, at Joe's Pub. Tickets are on sale for that. His show is part of an October tour in support of his new album The Valley Wind. You can see all dates and stream the title track below.
Stream the Carissa's Wierd track too, and check out the video of Band of Horses performing "Infinite Arms" on Conan O'Brien last week, with all dates below...
Carissa's Wierd - "Meredith & Iris"
CARISSA'S WIERD - 2011 TOUR DATES
09.24.11 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
10.10.11 - New York, NY - NYU
BAND OF HORSES - 2011 TOUR DATES
Sep 14 Vancouver, BC, Canada Commodore Ballroom
Oct 28 New Orleans, LA Vodoo Festival, City Park
Nov 04 Sydney, Australia ACER Arena
Nov 05 Sydney, Australia ACER Arena
Nov 08 Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre
Nov 11 Adelaide, Australia Entertainment Centre
Nov 13 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
Nov 14 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
Nov 16 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
Nov 19 Perth, Australia Nib Stadium
Tyler Ramsey -- 2011 Tour Dates
10/06/11 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
10/08/11 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse
10/10/11 New York, NY Joe's Pub
10/11/11 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java
10/12/11 Harrisburg, PA The Gallery at The Abbey Bar
10/13/11 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
10/15/11 Staunton, VA Mockingbird
10/19/11 Atlanta, GA Eddie's Attic