||Grand Archives CD (2008) |
Thomas Wright albums Fronted by singer/guitarist Mat Brooke (ex-Band of Horses and Carissa's Weird), Grand Archives hit the ground running on their 2008 self-titled Sub Pop debut, unfurling compelling vocal harmonies, dreamy melodies, and subtle rhythms. Considerably less rocked-out than Band of Horses, the Seattle-based ensemble often calls to mind an indie-rock Byrds, with most of the quintet sharing singing duties, and with bright, airy arrangements informing almost every song on the album (see the breezy "Miniature Birds" and the pleasantly drifting "Sleepdriving"). One of the most impressive and assured offerings of early '08, GRAND ARCHIVES bodes well for Brooke and his talented bandmates.
Audio Mixer: Greg Calbi.
Recording information: Four Sticks Studio, Seattle, WA; Mysterious Red X Studio, Seattle, WA; Paradise Sound, Index, WA.
Photographer: Whitney Etter.
Grand Archives: Ron Lewis (vocals, guitar, piano, organ); Jeff Montano (vocals, bass guitar); Curtis Hall (vocals, drums, percussion); Thomas Wright (guitar); Mat Brooke.
Personnel: Mat Brooke (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Ron Lewis (vocals, guitar, piano, organ); Curtis Hall (vocals, drums, percussion); Jeff Montano, Jenn Ghetto, ...
||They'll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003 CD (2010) |
Thomas Wright CD discography Outside of the Pacific Northwest, Carissa's Wierd are probably best known as the group that spawned Band of Horses. Mat Brooke, Jenn Ghetto, and their rotating lineup of backup musicians were once the toast of Seattle, though, celebrated for their sparse indie rock sound and unpredictable stage shows. Indie rock has changed quite a bit since the band's heyday -- it's become louder, harder, and more indebted to the crowded dancefloor than the quiet bedroom ...
||I Before E CD (2004) |
Thomas Wright music CDs Audio Mixer: Ben Kersten.
Recording information: Mysterious Rex X, Seattle, WA (11/02/2003); The Crocodile (11/02/2003).
Carissa's Wierd: Jenn Ghetto (vocals, guitar); Ben Bridwell (bass guitar); Sarah Standard, Jeff Hellis, Mat Brooke, Sera Cahoone.
Personnel: Mat Brooke (vocals, guitar); Ben Bridwell (vocals, slide guitar); Sarah Standard (violin); Jeff Hellis (accordion, piano); Thomas Wright , Sera Cahoone (drums).