Waxahatchee coming to Great American Music Hall, Ivy Tripp streaming on NPR

Katie Crutchfield—better known by her recording moniker, Waxahatchee—has been a critical darling for some time now, but 2015 seems poised to be the year when she achieves name recognition beyond indie rock’s inner circle, much like the heights Sharon Van Etten reached with 2014’s superb Are We There. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo-lelcDrDg The plaintive, disarmingly-open songwriting and unabashedly lo-fi recording style embraced by Crutchfield obviously endears her to indie fans, but plenty of others are starting to take note. The New Yorker just ran a fawning article, and NPR—now the taste-making place of choice to stream albums before they’re released—posted Waxahatchee’s latest release, [...]

By |April 2, 2015|Tags: |

Waxahatchee – “Under a Rock”

Waxahatchee’s American Weekend was a soft spoken, heartbreaking work of personal narratives that brought you into the room with Katie Crutchfield. One album later, and it’s clear that Crutchfield is pulling out all the stops for her forthcoming album, Ivy Tripp. Her latest single “Under a Rock,” is a short yet hard-hitting number that features classic Crutchfield with deeply personal lyrics that are easy to cry along with. However, the track is full sounding, with an entire backing band elevating Crutchfield's signature sound. It’s clear Waxahatchee is maturing, and it's clear that Ivy Tripp might be the most evolved album in [...]

By |March 4, 2015|Tags: |

Waxahatchee to play free show at UC Berkeley, announces Bay Area tour dates

Photo by Ryan Russell Waxahatchee is the deeply personal, one-woman alt-rock project of Katie Crutchfield, formerly half of P.S. Eliot. Her first album, American Weekend, was much applauded and quickly embraced. Followed by an equally successful sophomore album, Cerulean Salt, Waxahatchee has been on a musical steamroll, performing at major festivals and touring steadily. Crutfield’s heartbreakingly beautiful lyrics, combined with her raspy vocals, make for a musical act that feels as if you’ve been given the sacred opportunity to glimpse into her own personal world. Luckily for us, Waxahatchee has announced a set of Bay Area dates for next [...]

By |March 19, 2014|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Waxahatchee, Swearin' @ Rickshaw Stop, 12/2/13

Swearin', who took stage at the Rickshaw Stop on Monday night, is the band Pink Slip wanted to be. The Philadelphian/Brooklyn punk pop project of Allison Crutchfield packs all the appeal of a mainstream act with enough grit to still seem edgy. A. Crutchfield (in a Smashing Pumpkins shirt) is keenly aware. She's clearly honed her voice to fit into the fuzzy bed of voluminous guitars while members Kyle Gilbride, Keith Spencer, and Jeff Bolt support. Gilbride also provided vocals on some tracks, like "Here to Hear," which Swearin' hit third. Waxahatchee, led by Katie Crutchfield (and sister to Swearin's Allison), headlined [...]

By |December 4, 2013|Tags: , |

Waxahatchee to play two Bay Area shows in December

Brooklyn's one-woman alt-folk show Waxahatchee will be embarking on a winter tour following the success of her sophomore album Cerulean Salt, which was released in March of this year via Don Giovanni records, and the tour includes two Bay Area stops during the month of December. Post-P.S. Eliot break-up, Katie Crutchfield embraced a more personal tone. The result was the affecting, intimate Waxahatchee, named after a creek in her home state of Alabama. The project's first release, American Weekend, recorded in her own bedroom on an old 8-track, was emotional and scoring, and eventually led to her second effort, the band-backed (and warmly lauded) Cerulean Salt. [...]

By |November 6, 2013|Tags: |
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