BRIAN CARPENTER & THE CONFESSIONS
Brian Carpenter / Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Farfisa Organ, Harmonica
Andrew Stern / Guitar
Anthony Leva / Bass
Gavin McCarthy / Drums
Jonathan LaMaster / Violin
Jen Kenneally / Vocals, Percussion
Georgia Young / Vocals, Keyboard
THE FAR END OF THE WORLD NAMED ONE OF BEST ALBUMS OF 2015
Wed Dec 23 2015
The Boston Globe lists The Far End of the World one of 2015's best local albums, according to James Reed. "Brian Carpenter led a band through the desert noir of the Southwest on this collection of parched but evocative tunes." See the full list here.
Boston globe feature by james reed
Wed Dec 02 2015
James Reed interviewed Brian Carpenter and guitarist Andrew Stern for a feature story on the making of The Far End of the World in the Boston Globe. Read it here. See our last show of the year on Wednesday December 2nd at Great Scott with Thalia Zedek Band and The Wrong Shapes.
SAVIOR OF LOVE VIDEO PREMIERES AT THE VILLAGE VOICE
Fri Oct 30 2015
The Village Voice has premiered our video "Savior of Love" directed by Dan Huiting starring Robert Schober, Jen Kenneally, and Tim Boissey. Great piece by Linda Laban. You can read the piece and the background of making the album here.
THE FAR END OF THE WORLD PREMIERE ON ALLMUSIC
Wed Sept 30 2015
Bc and Jen kenneally interviewed on wmfo 91.5 on the town with host joellen
SAVIOR OF LOVE premiers on popmatters
Wed Sept 23 2015
"After a series of avant-garde releases, Carpenter has formed a new band that plumbs the darker depths of Americana, creating an "avant-noir" sound in which you can hear faint echoes of modern-day Swans, Timber Timbre, and of course Johnny Cash, which you can hear on the new track "Savior of Love." -- Adrien Begrand, PopMatters
BEAUTIFUL JANE PREMIERES ON STEREOGUM
Wed Sept 2 2015
Stereogum is streaming our first single "Beautiful Jane" from The Far End of the World. Thanks to Chris DeVille for the good words.
SAVIOR OF LOVE DIRECTED BY DAN HUITING
Tue Sept 1 2015
We shot the film Savior of Love in the desert last winter with Emmy-winning director Dan Huiting, Jen Kenneally, Brian Carpenter, and Robert Schober. Our location, Roy's Cafe is located in the ghost town of Amboy California, population 4.
Savior of Love premiered at the Village Voice on Friday October 30, 2015.
Netanyahu was at the gig last night...they blocked off 27th Street, secret service people everywhere. Who knew Netanyahu was a jazz fan...
"Carpenter's most revealing record yet...Americana by way of David Lynch's Lost Highway" -- James Reed, BOSTON GLOBE BEST LOCAL ALBUMS OF 2015
"Brian Carpenter & The Confessions exudes the sort of dignified darkness you’d expect given the company he keeps...bound to become a big name." -- Chris DeVille, STEREOGUM
"Carpenter has formed a new band that plumbs the darker depths of Americana, creating an “avant-noir” sound...a stunning piece of dark Americana. -- Adrien Begrand, POPMATTERS
"A further exploration into the darker side of Americana. True to Carpenter's avant-garde nature, the album frames sung lyrics and beautiful melodies with layered ambiance that makes for an unpredictable, but fascinating listen." -- UTNE READER
"These are haunted-twang tales of loss and woe, all shrouded in a cinematic melange of strings, theremin, organ, and nyckelharpa...mournful loners adrift in a uniquely American desert blighted with the detritus of pop culture and folk mythology. -- Shaun Brady, THE KEY