The Far End of the World is the first full-length album from Brian Carpenter & The Confessions. It was recorded by Rafi Sofer in 2011 at Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA and mixed by Craig Schumacher at Wavelab Studios in Tucson, AZ. Release date Oct 2, 2015.







"Carpenter's most revealing record yet...Americana by way of David Lynch's Lost Highway" -- James Reed, BOSTON GLOBE BEST LOCAL ALBUMS OF 2015

"A stunning piece of dark Americana" -- Adrien Begrand, POP MATTERS

"A fitting soundtrack to an episode of True Detective or a David Lynch unpredictable, but fascinating listen." -- UTNE READER

"In the center of this country-folk noir is Carpenter's voice...while the songs sound spare, they're full of musical character" -- Linda Laban, THE VILLAGE VOICE

"A dignified darkness...seems bound to become a big name" -- Chris DeVille, STEREOGUM



1. Savior of Love
2. Lost at Sea
3. Where the River Bends
4. Falling From You
5. The Far End of the World
6. Resurrection
7. Up Come Old Lazarus
8. This Lonely Road
9. Beautiful Jane
10. It Hurts to Love You Sometimes
11. Sailor's Song



Brian Carpenter - vocals, guitar, Farfisa organ, harmonica
Andrew Stern - guitar
Jef Charland - bass
Gavin McCarthy - drums
Jen Kenneally - backing vocals
Noell Dorsey - backing vocals

Carla Kihlstedt - backing vocals, violin, nyckelharpa, voice
Lilit Hartunian - violin
Morgan Evans-Weiler - violin
David Michael Curry - viola
Rachel Barringer - cello
Catherine Bent - cello

Larkin Grimm - voice and whistling on "Falling From You"
Dalit Warshaw - theremin

Amy Higgins - photography
Maricar/Maricor - artwork and design




Savior of Love was shot and directed by Dan Huiting in the ghost town of Amboy, California with assistance from Heather Byington and stars Jen Kenneally of The Confessions, Robert Schober, and Tim Boissey.


This Lonely Road was shot and directed by Joshua Black Wilkins in Boston and New York City and starred Jessica Elizabeth Cole, Brian Carpenter, and The Confessions.