Stream Waxahatchee’s New Great Thunder EP

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WaxahatcheeAs a follow-up to the roaring Out In The Storm, Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield decided to pare back her sound for a new collection of songs called Great Thunder. The name comes from an old project of Crutchfield’s, one that she formed with former Swearin’ bassist Keith Spencer. It’s an act of reclamation, recontextualizing … More »

Watch Snail Mail And Waxahatchee Cover Sheryl Crow

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Last month, Snail Mail released Lush, one of the best albums of the year so far. They’re now on tour in support of the new album. They played at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer last night, where frontwoman Lindsey Jordan brought out a special guest in the form of … More »

Car Wheels On A Gravel Road Turns 20: Guest Essay By Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield

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The other morning I walked into a Whole Foods in Portland, OR. My boyfriend’s band was leaving town and I made a split decision to accompany them on their final stop rather than say my goodbyes at the hotel. As I entered the store I immediately heard a familiar tune over the loudspeaker. It was … More »

SXSW 2018: Waxahatchee Plays New Songs For Rachael Ray

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Less than a decade ago, Katie Crutchfield was performing at punk houses as part of P.S. Eliot, and now she’s out here playing for celebrity chef Rachael Ray. Her upward career trajectory has been marvelous to behold, and it’s a testament to just how versatile and strong her songwriting is that it works in any … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Oh boy, if you thought 2018 would be any better than 2017, hopefully the first proper work week of the year dispelled you of those illusions. A lot of bad things happened this week — Jack White’s new songs, for example — but there were some good mixed in there too. We cemented More »

Superchunk – “Erasure” (Feat Katie Crutchfield & Stephin Merritt)

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Superchunk’s upcoming album What A Time To Be Alive has already given us one absolute gem via the triumphantly defiant title track, and today they’re sharing a second. This latest single “Erasure” features some all-star support from their Merge Records comrades Katie Crutchfield (of Waxahatchee) and Stephin Merritt (of Magnetic Fields et al). It’s … More »

Katie Crutchfield & Kevin Morby – “After Hours” (Velvet Underground Cover)

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Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby quietly released a great cover of the Velvet Underground’s “After Hours” last night, with Crutchfield stepping in for Moe Tucker and Morby chiming in occasionally. The two artists toured with each other earlier this year around the time their respective new album’s were released, and while on tour they … More »

Watch Katie & Allison Crutchfield Cover Sleater-Kinney’s “Modern Girl”

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Over the weekend, sisters Katie and Allison Crutchfield participated in an “afternoon jam session” as a part of Vulture Festival, and they performed a cover of Sleater-Kinney’s The Woods track “Modern Girl.” Watch footage of it below. More »

Watch Priests, Dirty Projectors, Waxahatchee, Ted Leo, & More Play DC Anti-Fascism Protest

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PriestsDonald Trump was unable to secure any relevant musical talent for his inauguration festivities, but a wealth of today’s best musicians took the stage in DC to protest him on Inauguration Day. No Thanks: A Night Of Anti-Fascist Sounds In The Capital Of The USA went down at the Black Cat featuring performances by Priests, … More »

Shadows And Light: Allison Crutchfield Forges Ahead

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Allison CrutchfieldAllison Crutchfield’s career began between the hours of after-school snack time and dinner, when she and her identical twin sister Katie started their first band in their parents’ basement in Birmingham, AL. The Crutchfields were 15-year-old freshmen, and they called themselves the Ackleys. In spite of (or maybe because of) their humble origins, the Ackleys … More »