It has been raining in Chicago for about a week at this point, and while most of my life seems be moving in a really positive direction, there's something about these expansive grey skies and constant dampness that is weighing me down. I went for a brief bike ride this morning, and ended up in the Reckless on Milwaukee, and discovered that Carissa's Wierd had released a new seven inch record. These two songs("Meredith and Iris" and "Tucson") are the first new recordings from this band in seven years. Obviously I bought it, and rushed home to lie on my floor and listen. It's the perfect soundtrack today, all hushed vocals with ringing harmonies. You can listen to "Meredith and Iris" here, and below is a video from their semi-recent reunion show in Seattle. They have two additional shows announced, one in Seattle and one in NYC.