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One of music’s finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing consensus, in appreciating the work that resonates with a broad swath of humanity, so every year the Stereogum staff teams up to generate a list of the year’s best albums. More »

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going to be a fool’s errand. And it’s true. We always agonize over our year-end lists, but we agonized harder over this one than we usually do. There are albums that… More »

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 »

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The Best Rock Acts Of 2015 Celebrate Ground Control Touring At NYC Mini-Fest

Last night, the booking agency Ground Control Touring and the music site Noisey partnered to bring something like a five hour mini-festival to Manhattan's Webster…
Ryan Leas | December 3, 2015 - 12:37 pm
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Waxahatchee – “La Loose” Video

We just named Waxahatchee's Ivy Tripp one of the best albums of the year, and today she's shared a video for standout track "La Loose."
James Rettig | December 2, 2015 - 10:16 am
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Waxahatchee Cancel European Tour

Today, Wichita Records announced that Katie Crutchfield has cancelled all of Waxahatchee's upcoming European tour dates in support of Kurt Vile due to health issues.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 28, 2015 - 11:40 am
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Watch Waxahatchee Cover Lucinda Williams’ “Greenville”

Both Crutchfield sisters are big fans of Lucinda Williams, an affinity that only makes too much sense. Allison covered the folk songwriter's track "Something About
James Rettig | October 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm
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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…
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2015 - 11:38 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2015 - 11:01 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2015 - 9:06 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 9:45 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm
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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…
Stereogum | February 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | February 17, 2015 - 4:15 pm
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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…
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…
Stereogum | January 16, 2015 - 4:39 pm
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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…
Michael Nelson | January 12, 2015 - 10:17 am
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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…
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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 11, 2014 - 2:42 pm
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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"
James Rettig | October 14, 2014 - 9:33 am
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