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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Streets Of Philadelphia: How The Former “Sixth Borough” Became Rock’s First City

There’s a small plastic turtle on the dashboard of Cayetana’s old blue van. Her name is Tracy. She wears red glasses and does a little side-to-side dance. The van’s name is “Fast Car,” after the Tracy Chapman hit that the band cranks every time they head out to the next show. They’re aware it’s a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 8, 2015 - 11:38 am

Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp

There’s an established narrative, a trajectory that the critically acclaimed indie band is supposed to follow. The first album should be the raw, striking, personal howl that comes out of nowhere and builds itself a cult. The second album is where the band beefs up its sound, gets marginally more professional, and really starts to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2015 - 11:01 am

Waxahatchee – “Under A Rock” Video

Waxahatchee’s ridiculously good third album Ivy Tripp arrives on Tuesday, and today, she’s given us her video for the song “Under A Rock.” It’s an absolutely pissed-off song, but the video doesn’t reflect that at all. Instead, Katie Crutchfield recorded it at the Golden Tea House, a now-defunct Philly DIY venue. We see her playing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2015 - 9:06 am

Stream Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp

When Katie Crutchfield went from solo-acoustic to full-band on 2013’s Cerulean Salt, her second LP as Waxahatchee, she made one of 2013’s best albums. On her new album Ivy Tripp, Crutchfield continues to stretch her sound out further, adding all sorts of new recording techniques while still keeping her style simple and bold and plainspoken. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 9:45 am

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald’s showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All the songs chosen for 5 Best Songs this week are, intentionally or not, crushingly self-reflective and introspective. They concern relationships and how we actually relate to others emotionally, not just romantically, as well as how we treat ourselves. But that’s a lot to think about on a Friday afternoon. Let’s say that they’re all… More »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Waxahatchee – “Under A Rock”

Waxahatchee makes the kind of music you listen to when you’re barely hanging on. That’s evident in “Under A Rock,” the latest single from the upcoming Ivy Tripp. The song clocks in at just over two minutes, thrumming by on garage-rock-angst and disappointment. Katie Crutchfield’s voice twists like barbed wire, lashing out but keeping the… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 17, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Waxahatchee – “Fish Eyes” (Bottomless Pit Cover)

Bottomless Pit are the Chicago band that formed from the ashes of the excellent, unsung ’90s indie rock act Silkworm, after that band’s drummer, Michael Dahlquist, was killed in a car crash in 2005. Bottomless Pit are excellent and unsung, too, and you should get to know their catalog if you don’t. (Their last wa… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 13, 2015 - 4:49 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

If we approached this column with a more literal set of guidelines, there’s a good chance you would see a different list before you, one including five songs from Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love. (But which five?!) That album’s not in stores till next week, but we got the stream this past Sunday, and yes,… More »

By: Stereogum / January 16, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Waxahatchee – “Air” + Ivy Tripp Details

The last album from Katie Crutchfield’s Waxahatchee — her second, 2013’s Cerulean Salt — was a total revelation: a record that used minimalism, melody, and Crutchfield’s powerful unadorned voice to achieve crushing emotional and psychological impact. She’s since signed to Merge and teased one new song — and today we get both her third album’… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 12, 2015 - 10:17 am

Hear Waxahatchee Preview New Song In Birthday Video

Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield turns 26 today (happy birthday!) and to celebrate, she’s shared a short video on her Tumblr with a preview of a new song from her forthcoming third album, which is due out in April on Merge Records. The video shows some behind-the-scenes footage of the recording process for the new album, and… More »

By: James Rettig / January 4, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Waxahatchee Signs With Merge For LP3

Waxahatchee’s sophomore album, Cerulean Salt, was one of my favorites of 2013 — Katie Crutchfield writes the kind of songs that burrow into your skin and never seem to get old, and since its release I’ve barely gone a week without revisiting it. Cerulean Salt was named one of our best albums of last year,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 11, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Ariel Pink Dissed By Grimes, Dismissed By Madonna

Ariel Pink has been agitating people lately, between his trolly comments on misogyny and the Westboro Baptist Church and his whole “maced by a feminist” story. Just yesterday, Pink said in an interview that he had been asked to work with Madonna and gave a harsh assessment of the pop star’s body of work, saying… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014 - 9:33 am

Watch Waxahatchee & White Lung Frontwomen Perform Together In An Acoustic Session

Well, this is cool. Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee and Mish Way of White Lung are two awesome women who front awesome rock bands, and now they’re being awesome together! In an acoustic session for Noisey, Crutchfield and Way performed an unabashedly pretty rendition of Waxahatchee’s “Coast To Coast” and a still-pretty-rocking version of White Lung’… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 20, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Watch Nardwuar Interview Waxahatchee

Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee is one of the recent artists to be interviewed by Nardwuar The Human Serviette during a stop in Vancouver. In the new video, Crutchfield is interviewed about everything from her song’s recent appearance on The Walking Dead to a house show in San Antonio that she had to cancel. Watch the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Watch Beth Sing Waxahatchee On The Walking Dead (Because They Couldn’t Get Neutral Milk Hotel)

The Walking Dead takes place in a tragic, apocalyptic reality where armies of corpses are after flesh and the fellow survivors are even more dangerous, so you’d think the show’s characters wouldn’t have much time for indie rock. Apparently, they do, though! The character Beth Greene (played by Emily Kinney) has already established herself a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2014 - 10:35 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year’s best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am
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