Last year, Katie Crutchfield, the former P.S Eliot punk (and sister of Swearin’ leader Allison) took the name Waxahatchee and released American Weekend, an album of gut-scraping acoustic songs that went unacknowledged in too many places, including this website. Sorry, guys. She’ll follow it up next week with Cerulean Salt, a full-band album that keeps the intensity of American Weekend (seriously: those last two songs) but expands the dynamic range. We posted the songs “Peace And Quiet” and “Coast To Coast,” but there’s a lot more to Cerulean Salt than just those songs. The album might be my favorite of the year thus far, and you can stream the whole thing at NPR.
Cerulean Salt is out 3/5 on Don Giovanni.